July 20, 2017

Ola, Uber set up kiosks at CMRL stations in city



Ola cab
Image Courtesy of Ola

In an attempt at providing last-mile connectivity, Chennai Metro Rail had partnered with private cab aggregators, including Ola and Uber. For a start, Uber has begun setting up kiosks in stations including, Thirumangalam, Anna Nagar Tower and Guindy on Monday.

Commuters of Chennai Metro Rail who don’t have the app can seek assistance from the personnel at the kiosk to book a cab.

As soon as the staff books a cab, the nearest vehicle in the vicinity will arrive at the designated station. The Uber kiosks will be available at the following stations: Alandur, Vadapalani, Thirumangalam, Kilpauk, Ekkattuthangal, Ashok Nagar, CMBT, Anna Nagar Tower, Guindy, Koyambedu, Nehru Park and St. Thomas Mount.

It will soon be expanded to the other stations. Timings

At the moment, the services will be available from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sources said, soon the services will be available throughout the Metro Rail’s service timings. Arjun Srinivasan of Uber – Chennai, said, by complementing public transit, they bridge the first and last-mile connectivity gaps, making the existing infrastructure accessible to commuters. Ola at 11 stations Ola too will begin installing their kiosks this week in 11 stations including Anna Nagar […]

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