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Yatra Acquires Bangalore Based mGaadi

Yatra Acquires Bangalore Based mGaadi

Gurgaon-based travel portal,, has acquired mGaadi, a Bangalore-based auto rickshaw aggregator. The terms of the deal are undisclosed.

Founded in 2012 by Solomon JP and Vishy Kuruganti, mGaadi is a commuting service from India Drivers Network, a Bangalore-based social enterprise. mGaadi is building a location-based network of auto rickshaw drivers.

Users can request mGaadi autos via smartphone apps (Android, iOS, Windows Phone) or the web ( Over 13,000 drivers are part of this network.

As per a recent post by co-founder Vishy on mGaadi’s blog, “In mid-May, after a series of exciting conversations and meetings with Yatra CXOs, the terms of the acquisition were finalised.” He further wrote “On Jun 10, we signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Yatra.”

As a part on the deal, its employee transportation platform – Cartr and related mGaadi technologies will be integrated into Yatra’s products.

Prior to this in January 2016, Yatra acqui-hired Mumbai-based Travel-logs, which specialises in organising customised city walks and private tours.

Later in March, reports surfaced that Mcommerce platform, Paytm, is planning to pick up stake in Gurgaon-based travel portal, According to the report, Paytm has held a couple of rounds of talks with Yatra and details are being worked out.

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