Single app connecting all traffic facilities to be launched soon
Kerala is all set to step up its tech game by shifting to Open Mobility Network that connects all traffic apps. This innovative plan that aims to integrate all traffic related facilities into a single traffic app is being implemented with the help of Beckn foundation owned by Nandan Nilekani, the co-founder of Infosys who was appointed by the government to head the Aadhar program.
The plan is set to be implemented in Kochi initially. This will be under Kochi Metropolitan Authority (KMTA). ‘Yatri’ app created for the taxi drivers is all set to be the starting point of this plan. The first phase sheds focus on traffic facilities; several other services are bound to be integrated into this along with logistics. Kochi was selected by the Beckn foundation as it has all traffic facilities including the metro that is currently being used.
Both public and private traffic facilities and all service providers relating to traffic will come under this network. Other than the Beckn foundation, Juspay Technologies, National Securities Depository Limited and WRI India will also provide free services for the Metropolitan Authority.
Yatri app will witness the first trial of Kochi Open Mobility Network (KOMN). Kochi metro app, AuSa (AutoSavari) prepared for auto drivers and the ‘Vandi’ app for buses will be integrated into this. KSRTC and the boats of the Kerala State Water Transport Department will also be linked to this network. Yatri app will be released by the Minister for Road Transport, Antony Raju in Kochi next week.
Open mobility network
This network is meant to bind all traffic-related services and facilities in a single app. For example, the app for Kochi metro rail, Kochi One can be used to book travels in taxis, auto-rickshaws, and the boats of Kerala State Water Transport Department.