Here’s some great news for Delhiites. They can now book auto rickshaws using an android app – Pooch-O.
The app developed by Delhi Integrated Multi-Model Transit System (DIMTS) will now allow users to locate GPS-fitted auto rickshaws nearest to them, and then call its driver, whose numbers are registered with DIMTS, on their mobile phone to book a trip. There are 24,000 autos in Delhi which are fitted with GPS. The numbers are expected to go up soon.
After booking auto through this app, commuters can share their travel details on Facebook and Twitter so that their friends and family members can get to know about their locations.
Pooch-O users can also calculate estimated fare for their trip and even track the auto rickshaw to check if it is coming towards them or not after calling its drivers.
If a driver refused to take PoochO users, he would then be penalised with a heavy penalty.
This app will soon be available for iPhone as well.