Kerala's rickshaw-hailing app Tukxi rides into Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala's rickshaw-hailing app Tukxi rides into Thiruvananthapuram
Auto drivers of Tukxi. Photo: Special Arrangement

Are you tired of shouting aye auto? A new Indian ride-finding app, Tukxi, that was launched in Kerala in 2020 is a one-stop destination for commute services. The app which was initially operational in Kochi has now been expanded to Thiruvananthapuram.

With India’s vast population being loyal to the common man’s ride - autorickshaw, Tukxi aims to combine it with haggle-free commuting and affordability for the customers. Tukxi strives to empower drivers by enabling them to earn their entitled fee on the basis of a government-approved meter charge along with providing riders a safe and seamless way to hail rides ousting them from the time-consuming process with speedy service.

Tukxi claims to connect the rider to the nearest auto stand rather than a driver and only in the unavailability of drivers in that auto stand will the ride go to the nearest available driver on the premises bringing the chances of driver’s cancellation to less than 5%.

With a focus on bringing an additional source of income for the auto drivers, Tukxi has also ventured into home delivery system in collaboration with numerous well-known brands.

Tukxi has registered over 1500 auto-rickshaw drivers and as a part of their social initiatives, they have also offered a helping hand to their drivers by holding a free vaccination drive for over 100 drivers. Tukxi had also joined hands with the Kochi Corporation to give their share to the society by distributing food packets and essential kits to the adversely affected sections during the triple lockdown in Kerala.

The app intends to extend its market by introducing taxis without much delay. In addition to these, they are looking at introducing electric two-wheelers for the delivery of items from one place to another. And to facilitate booking for senior citizens who are less affluent in technology, Tukxi has also established a toll-free number.

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