35000 Auto Drivers Reached
Namma Auto Project
Auto rickshaws play a significant role in the transport sector of India. In some cities, it works as formal transport , in few others, it acts as an intermediate transport (IPT) or feeder to public transport. In the cities of Bangalore and Chennai, it runs as IPT catering to 10% of mode share every day.
The Namma Auto project is aimed at reducing emissions and pollution from the auto rickshaw sector in Bengaluru and Chennai. While the project focuses on promoting a shift from 2 stroke to 4 stroke auto-rickshaws in Bengaluru, the effort is to enable a transition to electric auto-rickshaws in Chennai, as a last mile solution to the metro. The project also aims to promote sustainable lifestyles and improve incomes of the auto-rickshaw drivers.