Autorickshaw drivers in Pune have to get rid of two of their favourite quirks; no traversing short distances and over-charging passengers to travel at odd hours.
Maharashtra government has decided to come up with a mobile app for them.
The app is expected to make auto services in Pune convenient and efficient.
Deputy regional transport officer, Sanjay Raut, said that at a recent meeting with state transport minister Diwakar Raote, the decision was taken to introduce a mobile application for autorickshaws in Pune city.
Raut said, “Presently, the plan is at a very initial stage. A preliminary survey of what is required and challenges for its functioning will be undertaken and then, an agency will be finalised to develop the app. This is likely to take some time.”
In app terms the government is at least five years behind. Four private companies are already running apps that offer autorickshaw services like Ola.