San Francisco-based ride hailing major Uber on Tuesday launched the ‘Uber for Public Transport’ for the Indian market. This service will kick off in Delhi, which becomes with ninth city globally and first in Asia to have this feature. Other cities to have this feature include Boston, and Nice to name a few. Also Read - Uber offering up to Rs 5 lakh free insurance to Uber riders in India
For this service, Uber has partnered the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). This service essentially plans to show the fastest and cheapest routes to your destination. This route is likely to include walking, a cab, a bus or even a metro in a city. Also Read - Indian cybersecurity researcher gets $6,500 for spotting Uber hacking bug
Once updated, the Uber app will show a ‘public transport’ option alongside ‘UberGO’, ‘Premier’ and ‘UberPool.’ Using this feature will show three best routes with end-to-end directions from point A to point B. Users can book carpool or solo rides as well as public transport through the app or Uber kiosks. Users will also be able to enter or exit metro stations using an in-app travel card. Also Read - Uber launches 24x7 safety helpline in India to improve users' experience
“We want to be the operating system of your everyday life,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told reporters. “We want to replace your car with your phone.” The service is being steadily expanded to cover all 210 metro stations in Delhi.
With Inputs from IANS