Kolkata: The state Transport department has introduced the “Yatrik” mobile phone app to help easy booking of traditional meter taxis in the city through the online platform. The mobile phone app has been developed by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
After introducing the app in a programme held at Paribahan Bhavan II at Kasba, the state Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari said: “The taxis are immensely helpful for common people. It needed technological advancement mainly after the introduction of app-based cabs in the city.
Wednesday the app is getting introduced and it will be of great help for both taxi drivers and operators.” Both blue and white and yellow taxis have been brought under the project and it has been initiated with 300 taxis. Gradually, it will be implemented in the rest of the taxis as well. It will help in establishing a contact between the user and the taxi driver.