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Namma Yatri: Ways Forward for Accessible Ride-Hailing

Almost four months ago, ride-hailing app Namma Yatri launched the ‘Purple Rides’ initiative in partnership with one of us. Since then, over 16,000 rickshaw drivers have completed more than 40,000 accessible rides and have earned over 60 Lakh. We are humbled and grateful to note this level of adoption.

Breaking The Shackles Of Disabilities, This Couple Is Redefining ‘Happy Marriage’

This Valentines’ Day, Jyoti and Roopesh from Bengaluru, share their journey as a couple, fighting the challenges posed by their disabilities

Wheel power: B’luru man on a mission to ‘ramp’ up Panaji

Moving on his wheelchair amid the bustling International Purple Fest, Prateek Khandelwal is a man on a mission to make public spaces accessible. From Bengaluru, Prateek, who is just in his 30s, is trying to give Goa a glimpse of what a well made ramp must feel like for a wheelchair user.

DPI in the purple sector: Disability-inclusive infrastructure can spark a boom

Digital platforms are on their way that can ensure everyone can contribute to the country's economic growth—as consumers and value creators.

How Apple devices are empowering people with disabilities to live more independently

Some of the notable accessibility features of Apple devices include Magnifier tools, Voice Over, Assistive Access, and more.

A for Autonomy

On International Day for People with Disabilities, a glimpse at Apple Inc.’s efforts toward building inclusive tech

Serene voices: Apple embeds accessibility tech into all its devices

There is a coloured ribbon these days for almost every cause but solutions are few and far between. We take a deeper look on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, independence is what one seeks. Apple delivers with accessibility tech

There is a coloured ribbon these days for almost every cause but solutions are few and far between. In 1939, baseball legend Lou Gehrig’s streak of 2,130 straight games came to an end as he pulled himself out of the lineup after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and two years later it was strike three for life.

2020 Winner: Changemaker Social Transformation - Shanti Raghavan . Developing a ‘purple economy’ for disability inclusion

Shanti’s organisation stayed on course in its plans to develop systems and platforms for the disability sector.

Namma Yatri Partners with EnAble India to Empower PwDs

In a nation with an estimated 4-5% of the population, roughly 6 crore PwDs, accessible mobility isn't a convenience; it's crucial for education, employment, and social engagement. Today, most ride-hailing apps overlook disability-friendliness. What began as a feedback session for improving accessibility within the Namma Yatri app evolved into a deep collaboration with EnAble India. Both teams worked closely together to solve the problem from the ground up.

Bengaluru: Namma Yatri App to launch ‘Purple Rides’ to help specially-abled people

Bengaluru's Namma Yatri autorickshaw-booking app is launching Purple Rides, a service to assist individuals with disabilities. Juspay Technologies will train drivers in cooperation with EnAble India, an NGO supporting disabled individuals. The app allows users to identify as disabled, and drivers receive specific notifications and training to offer sensitive support.

Namma Yatri partners with EnAble India to launch Purple Rides

Namma Yatri, the Bengaluru-based community-driven auto-hailing app, has launched the “Purple Rides” initiative in partnership with EnAble India, an NGO dedicated to empowering Persons with Disabilities. The initiative aims to make mobility disability-friendly by enabling drivers to understand and customize their assistance for users with visual, hearing, or physical impairments. With over 3,500 customers and 1,300+ drivers completing 6,000+ Purple Rides, the initiative for inclusive mobility is gaining momentum.

Bengaluru’s Namma Yatri autorickshaw booking app to launch Purple Rides for disabled people | New Bangalore iv News

Namma Yatri will partner with EnAble India, an NGO working with the disabled, to improve the app for visually, hearing and physically impaired users, the app announced on Thursday.

Bengaluru: Namma Yatri App To Launch ‘Purple Rides’ To Help Specially-Abled People

Bengaluru's Namma Yatri autorickshaw-booking app is introducing a new service called Purple Rides, specifically designed to assist individuals with disabilities. In a pioneering move for India, Juspay Technologies, the payment system behind the app, will provide training to autorickshaw drivers, ensuring they offer sensitive and considerate support to disabled passengers.


EnAble India empowers Persons with Disabilities (PWD) through innovative solutions and community development. Namma Yatri is a community-driven ride-hailing app. Accessible mobility is vital for PWDs, India has an estimated 6 Crore PwDs, making it an important problem to solve at scale.

Bengaluru’s Namma Yatri autorickshaw-booking app to launch Purple Rides for disabled people

The app will partner with the NGO EnAble India to enhance its service for users with visual, hearing and physical impairments.

Namma Yatri app launches disability friendly services

The auto-hailing app Namma Yatri on Thursday launched the ‘Purple Rides’ initiative to make mobility disability friendly by enabling drivers to understand and customise their assistance for users with visual, hearing, or physical impairments.

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು: ನಮ್ಮ ಯಾತ್ರಿಯಿಂದ ಅಂಗವಿಕಲರಿಗಾಗಿ ಪರ್ಪಲ್ ರೈಡ್ ಸೇವೆ ಆರಂಭ

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮೂಲದ ಆ್ಯಪ್ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಯಾತ್ರಿಯು ಎನೆಬಲ್ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ಸ್ವಯಂ ಸೇವಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ಸಹಯೋಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಂಗವಿಕಲ ಸ್ನೇಹಿ ಆಟೋರಿಕ್ಷಾ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯ ಪರ್ಪಲ್ ರೈಡ್ ಯೋಜನೆಗೆ ಜಾಲನೆ ನೀಡಿದೆ.

ನಮ್ಮ ಯಾತ್ರಿ: ಅಂಗವಿಕಲರಿಗಾಗಿ ಪರ್ಪಲ್ ರೈಡ್ಸ್‌ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭ

‘ನಮ್ಮ ಯಾತ್ರಿ’ ಆ್ಯಪ್‌ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಆಟೊ ಸೇವೆಯು ಎನೇಬಲ್‌ ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ಸಹಯೋಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಂಗವಿಕಲರಿಗಾಗಿ ‘ಪರ್ಪಲ್‌ ರೈಡ್ಸ್‌’ ಎಂಬ ಸೇವೆಗೆ ಗುರುವಾರ ಚಾಲನೆ ನೀಡಿದೆ.

Persons with Disabilities can bank on ‘Purple Rides’ for custom service in Bengaluru

‘Purple Rides’ was launched in the city on Thursday. It has over 3,500 customers and more than 1,300 drivers, and has completed over 6,000 rides on a trial basis.

‘Purple Rides’ launched for passengers with disabilities

Representatives from Juspay Technologies, the payments operating system behind Namma Yatri, and the NGO were joined by auto-rickshaw drivers and persons with disabilities at a press conference regarding the launch on Thursday.

All-inclusive ‘purple rides’ are here

Bengaluru-based app launches disability-friendly ride option to address unique needs.


Noorunnissa and Ayesha Banu are medical tactile examiners (MTEs) trained by EnAble India, as part of Discovering Hands. The programme was started in Germany by Dr Frank Hoffmann, and is designed to detect early breast cancer tumours by blind and visually impaired women.

Bengaluru NGO to helpmake PwDs employable

The office of the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Goa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Enable India, a leading NGO from Bengaluru, to collaborate on generating employment opportunities for persons with disabilities (PwDs) and offering them various courses to equip them with industry knowledge in Goa and outside the state.

Power of touch: how blind women are helping detect breast cancer in India

A scheme training visually impaired women to use their heightened tactile abilities benefits patients and examiners

Turning the odds

How visually impaired Ayeesha Banu and Noorunnissa, as Medical Tactile Examiners, are transforming the lives of women by examining and educating them on the importance of early diagnosis for breast cancer.

Evolution of Rupee for Rupee Philanthropy in India

Dipesh Sutariya talks about bridging the gap between vision and action through Social Venture Fund (SVF)

Sign up to bring change

On International Day of Sign Languages, members of and allies to the deaf community emphasise why it is crucial to learn sign language

What is the future of work for persons with disabilities?

As the working landscape shifts to a more flexible, remote, and less traditional one, let us explore what it means for people with disabilities.