Delhiites can now book GPS enabled autos with Pooch-O Android App
Delhi lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung on Friday launched a mobile phone application to help Delhiites locate and hire GPS-enabled auto-rickshaws anywhere in the city. Pooch-O, which will now allow users to locate autos, fitted with GPS, nearest to them and can then call its driver, whose numbers are registered with DIMTS, on their mobile phone and book a trip.
Delhi lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung said -
“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. Besides, there are several security elements in this app. Traffic police will be asked to connect this app to its website, their traffic apps so that if auto driver refuses commuters without any reason, strict action would be taken against them.”
S N Sahai, managing director (DIMTS) said -
“Pooch-O users can also calculate estimated fare for their trip and even track the auto to check if it is coming towards them or not after calling its drivers. This app will soon be available on iphone. Auto drivers will also be benifitted with this app as they will easily have passengers.”
There are 24,000 autos in Delhi, which are fitted with GPS, and more autos are expected to get GPS-enabled soon. The Delhi administration officials expect a large number of people to benefit from this app.