Recently Uber propelled its Public Transport feature in New Delhi. The new feature is intended to outfit riders with consistent data for open vehicles and start to finish bearings straight away utilizing Uber. This new feature, i.e., Public transport feature help to boost On-Demand Services and will be accessible with UberGo, Premier, and Uber Pool. Uber whose headquarters is in San Francisco, California has proclaimed its union with DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) for bringing a consistent encounter all through.
With the Public Transport feature, the Uber application will empower riders to see the quickest and helpful courses. Apart from it, it will also let them view real-time schedules and departures of public transportation which includes metros and buses. Furthermore, it will allow them to see the walking directions to and from nearby metro stations and bus depots. Once the rider has picked a specific destination on the app, a dedicated Public Transport option will appear next to existing UberGo, Premier and Pool options.
Initially, through the Public Transport feature, Uber will offer price assessments and estimated arrival time. Since the company has partnered with DMRC, it would permit riders to receive a first-to-last mile experience in the Uber app. This indicates that the riders cannot just book an Uber cab, but even they can get metro tickets from the Uber app directly. Further, it will help to engage more users to use on-demand services like Uber.
Mangu Singh, the DMRC Managing Director at the joint media event held in New Delhi, referenced that Uber had vanquished a “competitive bid” to build up the Public Transport feature in more than 210 Delhi Metro stations out of its 274 stations. Before likewise, DMRC hosted a pilot project to research last-mile availability for Delhi Metro workers in association with Uber and Ola and set up kiosks at Dwarka Sec-21 and Rajiv Chowk Metro stations. However, this time, the organization has picked Uber alone.
It is evaluated to assign a designated zone for parking Uber vehicles and propose a spot from where riders will get data about their taxi booking status and see the status of their booked taxis. Uber additionally displayed a ‘model Metro station’ at this event, which covers get and drop-off zones with services such as UberGo, Pool, Moto, Auto, the Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV) and Uber Bus.
The cutting-edge feature is confined to the Public Transport feature, which is live in eight urban cities globally at this point. These eight cities are Denver, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, and San Francisco, London, Paris, and Sydney in Australia.
The recently integrated feature on the Uber application acts extensively like the Public Transit choice accessible on Google Maps. Be that as it may, Google’s offering permits clients even to book Uber and Ola taxis. The search giant has heightened the Maps application with an Auto Rickshaw Public Transport Mode and voice navigator for public transportation in the ongoing past.
CEO of Uber, Mr Dara Khosrowshahi stated “India is a fundamental market for Uber” while addressing the media on this occasion. He further described “We believe It’s a big market and would assist us with bringing innovations”. Additionally, now Uber is bullish about using Indian expertise to export its developments to global markets and multiply its headcount in the nation. Still, the company frequently encounters concerns over safety and security matters. With this mobile app development companies will focus on developing more on-demand services apps so that it can cater more users on their applications and set an example like uber.