Google Maps, Namma Yatri, And ONDC Partner To Sell Commuters The Dream Of Streamlined Transportation

Google Maps, Namma Yatri, and the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) have formed a tripartite alliance to enhance the commuting experience in India. This collaboration aims to integrate various local transportation options, such as trains, autorickshaws, cabs, and metros, into a seamless digital platform.

What to know? T Koshy, CEO of ONDC, shared with ET that the goal is to create an “integrated cart” where any catalogable product or service, including mobility, is accessible on the network. Plans may extend to incorporating long-distance trains and flights.

Miriam Karthika Daniel, Vice President of Google Maps Experiences, highlighted the challenge of connecting diverse commuting options in India. She noted that ONDC’s efforts to digitize and bring various service providers online have been crucial. Through this partnership, Google Maps will now include schedules, booking, and other services for Kochi Metro, enhancing the user experience.

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The super-platform vision: This collaboration aligns with ONDC’s vision of standardizing protocols for ride-hailing and mobility apps, creating a cohesive ecosystem. Vimal Kumar, founder of Namma Yatri, believes this will enable the development of public infrastructure at more efficient costs.

Daniel emphasized the significance of this initiative for India, acknowledging the country’s vast fragmentation in urban mobility. The partnership with ONDC and Namma Yatri represents a commitment to providing scalable solutions, not just for major cities but across the entire population.

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