No Ola, Uber & Rapido, Bengaluru Auto Union To Launch Their Own Ridesharing App On Nov 1

by Sanjana Shenoy
No Ola, Uber & Rapido, Bengaluru Auto Union To Launch Their Own Ridesharing App On Nov 1

If you’re a Bengalurean, you’d know all about the exorbitant auto fares. With ridesharing apps like Ola, Uber and Rapido autos charging a minimum of ₹100 for a 2 km radius, the woes of commuters don’t seem to end. And now, there’s a ray of sunshine. Auto unions in Bengaluru will soon launch their own ridesharing app called ‘Namma Yatri’ ( Our Passengers) on November 1. Read on to know more.

Bengaluru Auto Union To Launch ‘Namma Yatri’ Ridesharing App

According to a report by Times Of India, Autorickshaw Driver Union (ARDU) developed a ridesharing app in Bengaluru — in collaboration with the ‘Beckn Foundation’. Interestingly, Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is part of the foundation. The ridesharing app will see the light of day on November 1, 2022.

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Namma Yatri app will offer auto fares at government-fixed rates. So, commuters in Bengaluru can let out a sigh of relief. Passengers can travel within a 2 km radius of offices, residences and metro stations at a flat rate of ₹40. They need to pay an additional ₹10 as pick-up charges. Namma Yatri app by Bengaluru’s auto union shall take on ridesharing biggies like Ola, Uber and Rapido.

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Why Are Auto Drivers & Customers Frustrated In Bengaluru?

Frustrated with the large commissions charged by ridesharing aggregators, the Bengaluru auto union decided to launch this app. Over time, auto drivers lost clients due to the exorbitant prices charged by these apps. The state government also got involved in the matter. It instructed Ola and Uber to stop operating auto-rickshaws in the city on October 6.

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The government called it an illegal practice to charge a minimum of ₹100 on rickshaw rides. Despite the notice, ridesharing apps continued to operate autos. Well, we hope that Namma Yatri will solve the woes of both commuters and rickshaw drivers. Here’s waiting for pocket-friendly and hassle-free rickshaw rides in Bengaluru from November.

News Source: Team BHP. com

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