Namma Yatri, the ride-hailing app put together by auto-rickshaw drivers, was officially launched on November 1. The app was released on Google Play in early October and has seen more than 10,000 downloads in the testing phase. Its mixed reviews were shared on Twitter.
Namma Yatri app
The much-awaited app from Bengaluru’s Auto Rickshaw Drivers’ Union (ARDU) – the ‘Namma Yatri’ app – is live now and the first reviews are coming in. The app is set to counter ride-hailing giants like Ola and Uber amid protests over unfair work practices and excessively high fares, among others.
The app – developed in partnership with the Beckn Foundation backed by Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani – had over 10,000 downloads while still in development. It has been downloaded over 50,000 times, as of Saturday.
A Twitter user posted a thread on his experience with the ‘Namma Yatri’ app. “Booked an auto using the Namma Yatri app. Cheaper than Ola, Uber, Rapido. Auto is on its way. Let’s see how it goes!”
“Boarded the auto. All good so far. Reached perfectly on time, paid directly to the driver. Wonderful experience. 10/10 will recommend,” he added.
Reached perfectly on time, paid directly to the driver. Wonderful experience. 10/10 will recommend.
— Specious Quantity (@SpeciousQuant) November 3, 2022
Another user also recommended the Namma yatri app, saying, “Try Namma Yatri. You might not always get one at peak times, but when you do, there’s a crazy difference in prices.”
Try Namma Yatri. You might not always get one at peak times, but when you do, there's a crazy difference in prices🙌
— Shankar Suresh (@ShankarSuresh30) November 4, 2022
However, not all were wowed. “Tried out the hyped up Namma Yatri, and a quick comparison with fares of Ola and Uber, just to realize that Namma Yatri is the most expensive! Cheers to the archaic agenda of our Admin, another rhetoric! Still awaiting a sustainable solution. @tdkarnatakab @Tejasvi_Surya,” a tweet read.
Tried out the hyped up Namma Yatri, and a quick comparison with fares of Ola and Uber, just to realize that Namma Yatri is the most expensive! Cheers to the archaic agenda of our Admin, another rhetoric! Still awaiting a sustainable solution.@tdkarnataka @Tejasvi_Surya pic.twitter.com/xYvHBbTvrR
— Soumya Mandal (@SoumyaBiltu) November 2, 2022
Bangalore Auto Drivers launched ‘Namma Yatri’ an app (coz – peak Bangalore 🛺) – No overcharging and all, full government regulated rates and all. It’s all great
Itna sab karne se acha, meter se chal le, Mumbai ki tarah to bahoot kripa aur daya hoga 🙏, sab khus
— Manish Pandey (मनीष पाण्डेय) join2manish.eth (@join2manish) October 28, 2022
Bengaluru Auto Rickshaw Drivers launched their own app named ‘Namma Yatri’ to compete with Ola and Uber.
Prices can be negotiated & Only cash accepted.
Welcome to the "city of startups"
— COC (@Controversyy3) October 28, 2022
Uber and Rapido are charging lesser than namma yatri for the same pick up and drop location! pic.twitter.com/V091hLtcbn
— Riddhi Prakash Yagnik (@RiddhiYagnik5) October 28, 2022
Just had a talk with my Autorickshaw driver friend, he is very happy with the launch of new #NammaYatri app in Bangalore. Now, he is charging more than Rapido & Uber without sacrificing cut money to them.
Also promised,whenever I visit him in BLR..he'll provide me free rides!😍
— D ! V Y (@DivySly) November 1, 2022
Bengaluru Auto Rickshaw Drivers launched their own App called 'NAMMA YATRI' to take on unfair comission charges of Ola/Uber.
– ₹30/- fixed platform fees
– No cancellation charges as of now
– Cash Only
Namma Bengaluru is next level 💯
— Tech Brainiac (@_techbrainiac) October 27, 2022
Uber charging lesser than namma yatri for the same pick up and drop location! pic.twitter.com/F2nfBAjg4m
— Srikanth Gota 🇮🇳 (@iambsgota17) October 29, 2022