Uber Technologies has partnered with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to launch public transport services in India. This comes shortly after Uber won a public bid to offer its mobility services across 210 DMRC stations.
With the new service, users will be able to use the public transport feature alongside UberGo, Premier and Pool ride options. They will, therefore, be able to see the fastest and the cheapest routes. They will also view real-time schedules and departure time of public transportation, including metro trains and buses.
In addition, passengers will also be able to use Uber to enter and exit metro stations. An in-app travel card will make this possible.
Speaking at the launch, product chief, Manik Gupta, said Uber for Public Transport has been integrated with the app, like its other services such as UberEats.
Uber also showcased a ‘model Metro station’ at the launch event. The model includes dedicated pick-up and drop-off areas, along with services such as UberGo, Pool, Moto, and Auto as well as the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV) and Uber Bus.
“Uber will have pick up points at Delhi Metro. Space will be provided for kiosks across 210 metro stations.” Said DMRC Managing Director, Dr Mangu Singh, adding that the partnership would enable first and last-mile connectivity.
The Public Transport feature by Uber Technologies is already live in eight cities worldwide. These include Denver, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco, London, Paris and Sydney.
Uber Technologies Inc. is an American multinational ridesharing company. Its services include peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing, food delivery, and a bicycle-sharing system. The company is based in San Francisco and has operations in over 785 metropolitan areas worldwide.