Most of us in India face a regular hassle of having to haggle with the auto rickshaw driver over the fare. Most of the time, auto drivers refuse to go by meter saying that the meter is not working; and often even if they do agree to go by meter, the meter has been tampered with.
Here is a solution from Kochi-based MindHelix. The company has launched a mobile app called tuktuk meter, which calculates the distance you have travelled based on your GPS location and then computes the fare.
The application can be downloaded on all mobiles based on Android, Java, iOS or Symbian. The best part is that the application is free, and can be used in any city.
“Anyone with a GPS-enabled mobile phone can download the application free and use it when they are travelling in public transport,” said Kalidasan, chief of operations at Kochi-based MindHelix.
Kalidasan said the application can be used anywhere in India, even in remote areas, and only requires consumers to enter the starting fare used in their city.