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Auto-Rickshaw App Launched by Bengaluru Transport Union

New Auto Rickshaw App 'nagara Metered Auto' Launched By Bengaluru Transport Union

Buoyed by the success of Namma Yatri, another transport union in Bengaluru is launching an auto-rickshaw app. The Karnataka Rajya Chalakara Parishath (Karnataka State Driver’s Council), in collaboration with Agnibhu Technologies, is set to launch the ‘Nagara Metered Auto’ driver app on June 10. This new app aims to provide a more equitable and efficient service for both drivers and passengers.

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Passengers can book rides through the website (nagaraa.com), by scanning the driver’s QR code, via WhatsApp (number to be announced soon), or through future ONDC buyer applications. The app promises no surge pricing or commissions, adhering strictly to government-fixed fares: Rs 30 for the first two km and Rs 15 for every subsequent km.

K Somashekar of the Karnataka Rajya Chalakara Parishath stated that the app offers a win-win situation for both passengers and drivers, ensuring correct fare distribution and eliminating high commissions charged by other aggregators like Ola, Uber, and Rapido.

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In its initial phase, the app plans to enroll at least 1,000 drivers. Only auto-rickshaws with meters calibrated by the state legal metrology department will be eligible. The app provides drivers with a unique QR code for street hailing and a webpage to share their credentials with customers.

The app aims to streamline the booking process and ensure fair payments directly to the driver. It represents a significant step towards a more driver-friendly and cost-effective transportation solution in Bengaluru.

 

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