Bengaluru’s Auto Drivers Launch their own ‘Namma Yatri’ App Against Industry Giants like Uber and Ola
The app seems to be getting more and more popular in Bengaluru. Approximately 14,000 drivers and 20,000 passengers, according to Rudramurthy, have boarded the ship.
An alternative to other apps like Ola, Uber, and Rapido has been proposed by the Bengaluru Auto Rickshaw Drivers Union (ARDU), and it is called “Namma Yatri.” This follows growing unhappiness over the exorbitant fares charged by cab aggregators. Even before its formal launch on November 1st, the programme has already become a well-liked tool in the Karnataka capital, with more than 1000 downloads. The app was motivated by the popularity of the “Yatri” app in Kochi, Kerala, and it shares a user interface with its competitors. As there won’t be a commission paid to an aggregator, the app’s goal is to offer rides at “fair costs.”
The Beckn Foundation, supported by Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, worked with developers to create the app. Future releases of other applications similar to “Rook” may be made to compete with Ola and Uber.
Namma Yatri has certainly provided a lot of relief to the cab drivers and auto drivers in Bengaluru who were struggling against the industry giants like Rapido, Ola and Uber. The exorbitant cost of fuel, the large commissions given to the aggregator every ride, which are believed to be as high as 30%. Cab drivers’ unhappiness appears to be influenced by a number of factors, including the EMI payments on their vehicles, difficult working conditions with unreachable ambitions, and inevitable traffic congestion.
THIS IS HOW FARES WILL BE CALCULATED ON NAMMA YATRI APP :
• Drivers in the area will provide you rates that fall within a certain range when you specify your pick-up and drop-off locations.
• Typically, the base fee provided by the government is increased by 10 to 30 percent to account for the distance to your pick-up site.
• The option that best suits your needs can be chosen, and the ride can be confirmed.
The app seems to be getting more and more popular in Bengaluru. Approximately 14,000 drivers and 20,000 passengers, according to Rudramurthy, have boarded the ship. The daily bookings range from 500 to 1,000. Rudramurthy stated, “We do not ride aggregators. We’re just a bunch of drivers that have banded together to make things better for everyone. No one should feel taken advantage of, not the drivers nor the passengers.”