Metro partners with Uber for last-mile connectivity
| Wednesday | 23rd October, 2019
New Delhi, October 22Hiring a cab from a Metro station in Delhi is set to become easier as ride hailing major Uber on Tuesday announced it has won a competitive bid to expand its operations across 210 Delhi Metro stations.
Under the partnership to improve first and last-mile connectivity for users, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will provide Uber dedicated pick up and drop points.
Talking to reporters, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh said that a pilot was being run at about four stations and the facility will eventually be made available in 210 of 274 Metro stations.
“Research has shown that integrating on-demand services with public transport is beneficial for riders,” Singh said at an even which saw Uber launching its “public transport” service in Delhi, making it the ninth city globally and first in Asia to have such a feature.
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