Two weeks after the inauguration of Hyderabad metro rail by PM Modi, Cab-hailing firm Ola has announced its partnership with Larsen and Toubro Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited (LTMRHL) for integration of Ola services including Ola Money with TSavaari.
According to the official of Hyderabad metro app, the integration will allow LTMRH commuters to recharge their metro smart cards directly from the Ola Money app.
The statement added that commuters would also have an option to pay from their Ola Money wallet on the TSavaari app. In addition, users will be able to book an Ola cab or autorickshaw directly through their TSavaari apps.
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On November 28, Prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Hyderabad metro rail along with Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao. The inauguration was held at Miyapur metro station. Modi along with Rao and Telangana IT minister K. T. Rama Rao flagged off the metro rail service, connecting Nagole station to the Miyapur station in the hi-tech city area — a stretch of 30 km.
Targeting the IT city, Ola rival Uber recently announced the launch of its PREMIER service in Hyderabad and Vizag. The PREMIER service will come in select economy-range sedans, driven by best-in-class driver partners endorsed by riders.
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The new option will serve as an upgrade to the current uberX and offered to select riders as an in-app product. It targets users, especially who are looking to get the comfort of their private cars and reduce private car ownership.
The report was first published in Business Standard.