Uber today entered into a partnership with Eastern Railway to help travellers avail a ride at Howrah station, which is one of the busiest railway terminals in the country. Also Read - Indian mobile gaming market to shoot up to at least $5 billion by 2025: Report
Uber will set up booking zones at the station where even those who do not have the app will be able to book a ride, a spokesperson for the company said. Also Read - India's first virtual science lab launched for students: Here's what the govt wants to acheive with it
“There will be a dedicated pick up zone outside the railway terminal and an on-ground assistance to guide travellers to their car for pick up,” the spokesperson said. Also Read - Google Search to provide free practice sets on Maths, Physics, Chemistry for Indian students
The Uber app will also enable riders to get specific pick up instructions to reach the car driver.
“We are encouraged by this collaborative step from Eastern Railway. We have already executed several partnerships with public transit agencies in India and have been effective in becoming a reliable first and last mile connectivity solution,” Arpit Mundra, general manager, Uber Kolkata, said.
Currently, an Uber is used close to 8,000 times every week at Howrah station and this new service will enable many more commuters who use the railway station every day, he said.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.