Uber to offer last-mile commute from 210 Metro stations in Delhi
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has roped in Uber, the private cab aggregator, to improve the last-mile connectivity from its stations in Delhi. Metro users will soon be able to use Uber services from dedicated pick-up and drop-off zones at 210 stations—DMRC has 274 stations—across the national capital.
The DMRC, which had recently invited bids to improve last-mile connectivity, has a three-year contract with Uber. Delhi is the ninth city in the world and the first in Asia where Uber has launched it transit journey planning feature.
On Tuesday, the cab aggregator launched its ‘public transport’ feature, which will now appear as one of the options while booking a ride.
DMRC managing director Mangu Singh said, “The new initiative, which integrates public transport with mobility operator like Uber, will certainly boost first- and last-mile connectivity solutions for around six million passenger journeys taken on the Metro system. We have provided several solutions to improve last-mile connectivity.”