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Namma Yatri already has 10,000+ drivers in Delhi and aims to roll out 50,000+ drivers in the next 3 months. The app already recognizes trips to and from the Metro as special trips and provides better service for drivers and customers.
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Tuesday launched the ‘Namma Yatri App’ services in Delhi. Namma Yatri App is part of the ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce) network and is India’s first open and community-driven travel booking app. It operates on a zero commission basis and enables autorickshaw drivers to increase their income and provide affordable and convenient transportation for citizens. The app aims to improve first and last mile connectivity with metro services.
Key dignitaries including Principal Secretary Transport Ashish Kundra and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Managing Director Vikas Kumar among others attended the inauguration ceremony graced by Gahlot.
On this occasion, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot also interacted with the motorists and they expressed their satisfaction and enthusiasm to be a part of this laudable initiative. Addressing them, he said, “I heartily congratulate Namma Yatri on its new beginning in Delhi. Bringing ONDC to Delhi and launching the Namma Yatri app today will bring autos and other digital platforms into the hands of Delhiites. We believe this will be a game changer in future multimodal integration. Their focus on empowering drivers and enriching our city’s last-mile connectivity ecosystem is commendable.”
He further added, “Delhi has more than 40 lakh journeys every day and metro journeys are more than 65 lakh every day. What is important is that people travel more comfortably and the Delhi government under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is committed to that.”
Launched in Kochi in 2020 under the name ‘Yatri’, the Namma Yatri family of apps operates in 7 cities of the ONDC network. Powered by Juspay Technologies, India’s leading Payment Company, it serves 1.7+ lakh drivers, 40+ lakh customers and 2.5+ million trips. Drivers have earned more than ₹350 crore till date without commission. With customer-centric features, its 4.8+ rated app has more than 50 lakh downloads. Both customers and drivers can download the Android or iOS app to book commission-free rides.
Namma Yatri already has 10,000+ drivers in Delhi and aims to roll out 50,000+ drivers in the next 3 months. The launch of Namma Yatri in Delhi is an important step towards providing higher earnings, respect and freedom to drivers. Apart from offering commission-free apps for drivers, the app aims to improve first and last mile connectivity through innovative solutions.
The app already recognizes trips to and from the Metro as special trips and provides better service for drivers and customers. In the coming months, the app will be deeply integrated with public transport across the ONDC network to offer seamless multi-modal transport for sustainable transport in Delhi.
Published: Jan 17, 2024 13:36 IST
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