Hyderabad (Metro Rail News): Ride-hailing major Uber announced on Thursday that it is partnering with Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) and L&T Metro to integrate public transport into its app. With the public transport feature, riders will be able to plan their transit journey with real-time information and end-to-end directions, all within the Uber app. Hyderabad is the second city in India and third in the Asia Pacific to get the feature, after it was launched in Delhi in October 2019.
Under the current partnership in Hyderabad, users will be able to plan their commute by reviewing HMRL and Telangana State Road Transport Corporations’ (TSRTC) bus service information on the Uber app. On selecting ‘Public Transport,’ the app displays information on HMRL and TSRTC bus service with details on real-time scheduling, arrival and departure times, pricing, information on stops, and walking directions to a destination.
Users will have the option of customizing each journey by choosing preferred modes of transit and route including choosing ridesharing options to help with first/last mile connectivity.
“We recognize that public transport and Uber can be a powerful combination as riders will have information on metro and bus service schedules to make smart choices, along with options to complete the first and last mile of their journey. We hope with this new initiative, the people who wouldn’t regularly consider public transport will realize how easy and affordable it can be,” KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited said.