All Odisha Auto Chalaka Mahasangha will launch a mobile app for passengers to book three-wheelers in the city on Thursday.
“Passengers can download the Smart Auto app from the Google Play Store to avail the service. The auto-rickshaw drivers, who have received training from Commissionerate Police, will be registered with the app,” said general secretary of the association Padman Kumar Samal.
Police said the auto-rickshaw drivers will now not be able to levy additional charges on passengers on the pretext of returning without any bookings after dropping them at their destination.
This apart, all auto-rickshaw drivers between 18 and 40 years will be provided pension cards on Thursday and they will receive Rs 3,000 pension every month after attaining the age of 60.
They will also be provided with insurance policies. In case a driver dies in a road accident, his family will receive Rs 10 lakh compensation and he will also be provided mediclaim policy with a cover of upto Rs 3 lakh.