To boost last mile connectivity for commuters, Delhi Metro has kicked off a pilot project in partnership with cab aggregators Ola and Uber.
Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) inaugurated kiosks, which will provide information regarding booking status and location of already booked cabs, for two major cab aggregators at the Dwarka Sector-21 and Rajiv Chowk metro stations.
“We want to make mobility seamless by providing access to feeder transportation and to help our passengers reach their ultimate destinations”, said Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC.
The public display signs will be put at the metro stations for the benefit of the public.
Currently, Ola has its kiosks at MG Road and Noida Sector 18 stations. Whereas Uber has its kiosks at Dwarka Sector-21 and Sikandarpur stations. In addition, both operators have their kiosks at the centrally-located Rajiv Chowk.
DMRC has identified 400 zones at 210 metro stations allot space to cab aggregators. Presently, Delhi Metro network spans over 317 km with 231 stations. Every day around 2.8 million people travel through Delhi metro.
Among the various last mile partners, Delhi Metro has tied up with private partners including e-rickshaws and cycle sharing services. E-rickshaw services are operational at 11 metro stations.
Earlier this year, Ola and Northern Railway (Delhi Division) have partnered to set up ‘Ola Kiosks’ at five railway stations in Delhi. Besides, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) also entered into strategic alliances with Ola and Uber that will provide passengers the option to hire these cabs at five airports – Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Lucknow, and Bhubaneswar.