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Uber Launches Public Transport Services, You will book Delhi Metro tickets from the Uber App



Uber Launches Public Transport Services, You will book Delhi Metro tickes from the Uber App

Uber India on Tuesday announced a partnership with Delhi Metro, which will see the ride-sharing giant launch a new journey planning feature called Public Transport that will integrate the UBER app with the city’s Metro and public Bus service.

Uber India said today it’s partnering with Delhi Metro to let you plan your whole journey through a new transportation mode. The company said you will be able to book Metro tickets right from the app in the future.

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Upon selecting the Public Transport feature, riders will be able to see fastest and cheapest routes; real-time schedules; including departure time for public transportation, including Metro and busses walking directions, to and from nearby Metro stations and bus stops, said Uber.

The company added, it will have pick-up and drop-off points at 210 metro stations around the Delhi NCR region. The launches make Delhi the first city in Aisa to have this mode. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had asked companies to bid for a solution to connect metro stations for the last-time connectivity; Uber won that bid for 210 stations in the Delhi NCR region.

DMRC MD Dr. Mangu Singh said that partnering with companies will enable first and last-mile connectivity. He said that DMRC enables 25Mn trips daily, and users would need a similarly smooth experience outside of the metro. it has been agreed that Uber will have pick points at Delhi Metro. Space will be provided for kiosks across 210 metro station.

Uber did not share many details about when it plans to roll an end-to-end solution. Plus, when Uber rolls it out, the app has to presumably track your location all the time. So, The company might have to deal with privacy concerns too.

Via: thenextweb

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