Maha Metro Nagpur and local Autorickshaw Body – Tiger Autorickshaw Sanghatna – have joined hands to provide better transport services in Nagpur to its citizens. A meeting to that effect was held today at Metro Bhavan, which was attended by representatives of auto rickshaw bodies and Metro officials.
About 20 auto rickshaw owners, led by their leader Shri Vilas Bhalekar attended the meeting hosted at Metro Bhavan. This collaboration has been brought into effect for the integration of Nagpur Metro with existing 2000 auto-rickshaws that are already being operated by various auto-rickshaw owners under Shri Bhalerao’s leadership.
The meeting dwelt on the importance of mutual relations and the need to work in a symbiotic manner. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Bhalekar agreed that arrangement between Maha Metro and his auto union was mutual beneficial to both and urged the auto owners to be part of this campaign.
Mobile App Launched: A mobile App – Bharat Rides was also launched on the occasion. A metro rider can use the Android app for Auto-rickshaw booking. Riders can book auto-rickshaw from their existing location. Even if they have not booked an auto beforehand, they can still ride it with the App’s offline booking feature (wherein Auto-rickshaws connected with Bharat Rides can start a ride impromptu).
Riders can also see nearby amenities like Public Toilets, Pharmacies, Restaurants, Tourist Places, Metro Stations, Bus Stops, and many more information around rider’s existing location, and also ride there by booking an auto-rickshaw. Maha Metro has recently signed a MoU with Bharat Rides, a mobility start-up from Nagpur, founded by two young entrepreneurs of Nagpur, Shri Mithilesh and Shri Rajendra Jindal.
Auto rickshaw owners were also present during introduction of Bharat Rides App in the form of PPT Presentation. The system was demonstrated to the Auto-rickshaw owners by personnel from Bharat Rides. The major benefit of using this system is that the auto-rickshaw owners will get the complete fare for various rides completed by them. No commission would be charged by the service providers. Along with many other benefits like multiple modes of bookings, etc.