- August 5, 2023
- Brandz Magzine Team
In the dynamic landscape of entrepreneurship, there are individuals who not only chase their dreams but also dedicate themselves to making a significant positive impact on society. Biswajit Baruah, the founder and CEO of Hive Sustainable Solutions, embodies this spirit of transformative entrepreneurship. His journey from a childhood passion to a thriving start-up is a tale of vision, dedication, and a commitment to creating a better world.
Early Life and Passion Unleashed
Growing up in Assam and later settling in Belagavi, Karnataka, Biswajit Baruah’s fascination with buses began in childhood. Unlike many whose childhood fascinations fade over time, his love for buses remained steadfast. Armed with a degree from KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belagavi, Biswajit embarked on a journey that would redefine his passion and impact the lives of countless individuals.
Biswajit’s journey as an entrepreneur began with a mission to address the shortcomings of India’s public transport system. His early career included serving as a Mentor and Director for a Bengaluru-based start-up called ‘Bus-Bucket’ and its sister concern ‘Ozobus’. This experience laid the groundwork for his later venture, ‘Hive Sustainable Solutions’, a company aimed at providing sustainable solutions for bus fleet operations in India.
Creating Sustainable Solutions
Hive Sustainable Solutions, founded in 2021, is focused on revolutionizing the public transport domain in India. Biswajit’s deep-rooted understanding of the challenges faced by drivers, passengers, and fleet operators paved the way for innovative solutions. His three-pillar theory—prioritizing the well-being of bus crew, passengers, and drivers—underpins Hive’s core mission.
The company’s subscription-based platform introduces packages such as Crew Plus, Senior Plus, and Fem Plus. These offerings are thoughtfully designed to address the unique needs of bus crew well-being, the safety of senior citizens, and the security of women travelers. By emphasizing the holistic development of the bus industry, Hive is working toward safer and more integrated public transportation in India.
Driving Change with Innovation
What sets Hive Sustainable Solutions apart is its commitment to innovation and its emphasis on providing value-added products for the common public. Biswajit’s collaboration with FUHO Technology, a Singapore-based firm, has led to advancements in ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and MaaS (Mobility as a Service), further contributing to safer and more efficient mobility solutions in India.
Hive’s impact on society is substantial. By focusing on the safety and security of drivers, women travelers, and senior citizens, the company is creating an environment where public transportation is not only efficient but also welcoming and secure. This emphasis on values and ethical growth resonates with Biswajit’s philosophy of value-driven entrepreneurship.
Triumph Over Challenges
Entrepreneurship is synonymous with challenges, and Biswajit’s journey has been no exception. However, his resilience and determination have propelled him forward. He believes in a holistic approach to personal development, focusing on mindset, heartset, healthset, and soulset. This approach, rooted in Robin Sharma’s teachings, has been instrumental in his personal and professional growth.
Recognition and Awards
Biswajit’s dedication and impact have garnered recognition from various quarters. He has been honored with awards such as the Indian Achiever’s Award for Promising Start-Up, the Global Pride Award for Creative Business, and the India Icon Award for Sustainable Transport and Smart Mobility. His contributions to the field of entrepreneurship have been acknowledged nationally and globally.
Guiding Light and Future Vision
Biswajit attributes his inspiration and mentorship to Late Shri K.T. Rajashekhara, the former CMD of SRS Travels Bengaluru. The guidance and wisdom he received from his mentor continue to shape his approach to business and life. Despite his successes, Biswajit remains grounded, believing in continuous growth and ethical conduct.
As Hive Sustainable Solutions continues to make strides in creating sustainable solutions for India’s public transport, Biswajit’s vision remains unwavering. He envisions a future where public transportation is safe, efficient, and inclusive. His belief in the power of young minds and the transformative potential of value-driven entrepreneurship serves as an inspiration to budding and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Biswajit Baruah’s journey from a childhood fascination with buses to the founder and CEO of Hive Sustainable Solutions exemplifies the power of innovation and determination. His commitment to ethical growth, societal betterment, and transformative entrepreneurship serves as a beacon of hope for a more sustainable and integrated future in India’s public transport system.
About Company : Hive Sustainable Solutions
Hive Sustainable Solutions is a step towards a sustainable future in the arena of mobility and public transport sector. Through Hive, we are trying to establish a foundation and a platform where in the passenger mobility, the fleet operator and the crew management gets a better domain through a continuous development process through our dedicated services, on a subscription basis, where in we are catering to help and provide round the clock care and solutions to improvise for the betterment of the services.
Mission : To make India, the leading epitome of Sustainable Mobility in the field of Public Transport Solutions following ethical professionalism and giving dedicated services to our clients and customers.
Vision : To work collaboratively towards a Sustainable future with fellow peers with an unified vision of a developed public transport ecosystem through public support and cooperation.
Our Sustainable Solutions for the Bus Industry of India :
Crew Plus :
Crew Plus is a sustainable solution package from Hive, which includes Bus Crew Well Being on the forefront. Bus Crew are the driving force of the Bus Industry, and they carry a responsibility of not only driving safely on road but also ferrying the lives of passengers on board the bus with utmost care and responsibility.
Hive have been trying to address issues like Driver Health and Driver Fatigue, which we believe are some prime causes of unfortunate mishaps both on road and off road. We are trying to ensure the driver safety not only by giving
adequate informative technical training, but also taking care of drivers, by ensuring proper diet, rest and taking care of their health by carrying out medical tests on regular basis.
In order to get collect real time information, Hive spoke to many Bus Crews across India, through its case studies to know the reality on ground and thereby find solutions of driver and bus crew problems and issues by addressing the core issues, which often go unheard of.
We will be also conducting Safe Driving Refresher Courses in collaboration with our partner fleet operators, to brush up the safety norms from time to time. We believe a regular interaction with the Bus Crew will not only help to minimize the communication gap between the Bus Crew and Operator Management, but it will also facilitate a more trust building platform to carry on the fleet operation in a more streamline way.
Hive wants to a bridge between the Bus Crew and the Operator Management in order to enrol better service operability thereby improving the driver and bus crew life ensuring a safety and holistic approach in their betterment.
Lack of adequate rest and sleep, is what we observed to be most deprived of on the bus crew point of view. We are focussing much more on that perspective too, in cooperation of the bus fleet operator.
Senior Plus :
Senior Plus is a special customized package for the elderly and Senior Citizen Category of the Passengers.
As we age, travelling becomes a matter of concern for both the senior citizen and their families who do have constant worry and concern about the elderly when they are travelling. Concerns about their limited mobility, medicines, eye-sight are common factors which do affect any individual when they age.
Hive wants to change this perspective, where-in we are thinking of dedicatedly taking care of the elderly on board the buses, and also being concerned of their mobility needs during boarding and deboarding the buses during their travel schedule.
We are planning to further give customized solutions for their well-being on board their buses, which will include their health concern and medicine concerns thereby ensuring their safe and comfortable travel on board buses in India.
While, Hive was involved in the Pan India Case Study regarding betterment of Senior Citizen Services on board buses in India. We met many elderly people in Bus Boarding Points, who showed concerns regarding our initiatives and shared their own point of view with suggestions and solutions. On board toilet and rest
room inside the bus, was one of them, and concerns regarding the cleanliness of road side rest stops enroute, was another. We are in constant talks with the bus fleet operators about implementation of better services to the elderly and we hope we will able to bring a change in the society for the betterment of the travelling senior citizens in India.
Fem Plus :
Fem Plus is a women friendly package for the travelling women. Women safety, security and travelling convenience is of major concern in a country like India. Hive cares for the travelling lady, by its concern for the women passenger, during boarding and deboarding the bus.
We are mandatorily stressing the OEM bus industry and even the Bus Fleet Operators Pan India for introduction of Panic Buttons on board buses, for Women Safety.
Our dedicated Women Only Team consisting of female officials and workers will take care of the women passenger needs on the priority. We are also in discussion to introduce women only dedicated hotline numbers in case women passenger need or feel the need of emergency assistance during a bus journey.
This revolutionary package will not only change the way, women travel on board buses in India, but it will also bring a sense of awareness within the Bus Community in India about Women Safety. Our other initiatives will also include introduction of Women Only Lounges and Baby Rooms in future.