New Delhi: On Tuesday Uber has announced its partnership with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
In the announcement, it was told that the company is going to integrate a new feature called 'Public Transport' in its application. This will include all the public transport options like the metro and public bus service.
Whenever a rider puts a destination he/she will see the options like
and the other standard options as usual.
Uber said “Upon selecting the ‘Public Transport’ feature, riders will be able to see fastest and cheapest routes; real-time schedules; including departure time for public transportation, including Metro and buses and walking directions, to and from nearby Metro stations and bus stops”
Today, we launch Uber Public Transport in Delhi. ‘We want to be the operating system for your everyday life and believe we can replace your car with your phone’ @dkhos #MovingCitiesForward pic.twitter.com/l1EDFYqwFy— Uber India (@Uber_India) October 22, 2019
People will be able to book tickets through the Uber application on their phone without having to wait in the long queues at the metro station. This is what makes this partnership more special.
This Public Transport Feature will start rolling out immediately but the ticket-booking functionality will take some time and there was no announcement about it anywhere.
We all will have to wait a little longer for further details.