Bengaluru Auto Unions’ ‘Namma Yatri’ App Is Live; First Reviews On Twitter Out

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.

Twitter Reviews

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.


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.”

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.