Hyderabad Drivers Take the Wheel: Yaary Revs Up Ride-Hailing with ONDC and Zero Commissions - Start-Up Hyderabad
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Hyderabad Drivers Take the Wheel: Yaary Revs Up Ride-Hailing with ONDC and Zero Commissions

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Buckle up, Hyderabad! The city’s auto and taxi drivers are taking control of the road with Yaary, a revolutionary new ride-hailing app built on the government’s Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) protocols. This game-changer promises transparent fares, fair compensation for drivers, and a refreshing alternative to traditional ride-hailing giants like Ola and Uber.

Yaary optimizes ONDC network to build a peer-to-peer ride-hailing application.

Poised to disrupt the traditional ride-hailing scene, offering passengers a reliable experience while putting drivers in control, Yaary is Empowering Drivers and prioritizing Riders. Founded by Hari Prasadh, Paritosh Verma & Madhan Balasubramaniam, Yaary’s launch comes amidst growing dissatisfaction with traditional ride-hailing models. The “zero-commission” promise resonates with drivers and passengers alike.

CEO and co-founder Hari Prasadh, says:Yaary is building for the drivers with the drivers. It’s about respect, fair compensation, and top-tier service for passengers,“. Moreover, Koshy T, MD & CEO, ONDC says: “The launch of Yaary stands as a tangible testament to the nationwide growth of ONDC“.

Yaary provides our drivers with a platform where they are in control of their business, says Nanda Kishore of BMS Auto Union, Hyderabad. “This is a turning point in the industry, and we are proud to deliver superior and reliable services to our passengers.

Yaary optimizes ONDC network to build a peer-to-peer ride-hailing application.

What makes Yaary different?

  • Zero Commission, Full Control: Yaary ditches the hefty commissions (up to 30%) charged by other platforms. Drivers keep 100% of their fares, minus a nominal SaaS fee (10x less than traditional aggregators), creating a fair and transparent earnings model.
  • Flexibility & Support: Yaary prioritizes driver well-being with flexible work schedules, responsive support, driver & family insurance, and even legal consulting.
  • Reliable Rides: Passengers benefit from top-tier service and increased ride availability thanks to happy and empowered drivers.
  • Peer-to-peer power: Yaary connects customers directly with drivers, eliminating the middleman and empowering both parties.
  • Hyderabad goes ONDC: Yaary is the first ride-hailing app built on ONDC, opening up a new era of open and interoperable digital commerce in India.
  • More than just rides: Yaary prioritizes driver well-being with flexible work schedules, responsive support, driver and family insurance, and legal consulting – a first in the industry.

Yaary’s launch marks a significant milestone for ONDC, showcasing its potential to empower local businesses and redefine industries like ride-hailing. It also comes at a time when the “zero-commission” model is gaining traction, with Bengaluru’s Namma Yatri facing challenges due to differences with the auto union.

Yaary optimizes ONDC network to build a peer-to-peer ride-hailing application.
Optimizing the ONDC network, Yaary is a driver-oriented ride-hailing application.

How is Yaary changing up the scene using ONDC?

  • With over 20,000+ drivers onboarded in Hyderabad, and planning to expand across India through collaborations with other driver associations, Yaary is paving the way for a future where drivers and passengers have more choices and control. The company said that its goal is to on-board more than 100,000 drivers and serve over two million customers within the next six months across India and redefine the mobility landscape in the process.
  • The app is available to download for free for both drivers and passengers on Android and iOS.
  • A Seamless KYC verification for drivers ensures a secure platform.
  • Yaary leverages the open and interoperable ONDC network, fostering competition and innovation within the mobility sector.
  • Yaary is partnering with driver associations across India to launch similar apps in other cities, challenging the traditional ride-hailing monopolies nationwide.

Yaary’s story is just beginning, and it promises to revolutionize the way we hail rides in India. With its focus on driver empowerment, ONDC integration, and a commitment to fair practices; Yaary is poised to disrupt the market and pave the way for a more equitable and sustainable future for ride-hailing.

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