Ride-hailing giant Uber on Wednesday said it entered into the second-phase of Its Own Venture with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to set up kiosks in 50 more Subway Channels by the first half 2019.
The first phase of the partnership between Uber and DMRC, that is aimed at improving first-mile/last-mile connectivity for the riders, kicked off recently where kiosks were put up in Sikanderpur, Dwarka Sec-21 and Rajiv Chowk metro stations.
As part of the partnership, Uber will put up kiosks across designated metro stations to facilitate riders to reserve an Uber ride even without the mobile program.
Uber stated it would also place signages at chosen locations in the channels and also have an ear-marked place for Driver-Partners that will help create a committed pickup area.
“DMRC has ever kept the interest of its commuters in the middle of its functioning. Our agenda is to make freedom smooth by providing access to feeder transport and to assist our passengers reach their ultimate destinations,” Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC, said in a statement.
“With this collaborative venture with taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola, we’re excited about encouraging more and more people to use the Metro and have ease of accessibility for the last mile connectivity,” Singh added.
This is Uber’s third initiative in 2018 to facilitate easy commute options to subway riders.
“At Uber, we have always thought that complementing public transit with Uber’s convenient and reliable rides may make cities more sustainable and accessible,” said Madhu Kannan, Chief Business Officer, Asia Pacific, Uber.
“By making it effortless to travel to and from subway stations, we can alleviate the need for parking and create initial and last mile connectivity simpler,” Kannan added.