UBER PARTNERS WITH CHENNAI METRO RAIL LIMITED

Posted by: at 7/02/2017 11:40:00 pm

Sets up booking kiosks at 12 metro stations in the city 

Chennai, July 3, 2017: 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.  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.” 

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:

Alandur

Vadapalani

Thirumangalam

Kilpauk

Ekkattuthangal

Ashok Nagar

CMBT

Anna Nagar Tower

Guindy

Koyembedu

Nehru Park

St. Thomas Mount

 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.” 

 

About Uber

Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our app, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer. Today Uber is available in 450+ cities across 73 countries. The service is available in 29 Indian cities -- more than any other country outside the United States and China. 

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