Uber, the ridesharing app that connects riders with drivers to provide convenient, reliable and affordable rides at the push of a button, recently announced its partnership with Chennai Metro Rail Limited. The booking kiosks at 12 metro stations across the city will provide viable first and last mile connectivity options, thereby moving to a step closer to a future with fewer cars and reduced congestion.
Starting July 1, metro commuters can book their rides at the 12 stations listed below. Uber representatives at these booking counters will ensure they get a reliable and affordable ride to their next destination, without having to worry about access to a smartphone or internet connectivity.
Metro Stations with Uber kiosks:
- Ashok Nagar
- Anna Nagar Tower
- Nehru Park
- St. Thomas Mount
Arjun Srinivasan, General Manager, Uber – Chennai, said, “Uber is about connecting people where they need to go. By complementing public transit, we’re bridging the first and last mile connectivity gaps, and making the existing infrastructure easily accessible to commuters. We are excited to partner with CMRL to encourage more people to use the metro and make a car-free lifestyle a reality.”
Commenting on the partnership, Mr.Narasimha Prasad, Director (Systems and Operations), CMRL said, “Public transit is the transportation backbone of Chennai. Citizens travel long distances, whether it’s commuting to work, college or a visit to the mall. It is therefore important for us to ensure that we are connecting more parts of the city, while helping them save time and money. Through this partnership, we are looking forward to working with Uber to expand our reach and provide more commuters the ease of using metro in Chennai.”
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