Next time you book a railway ticket, don’t be surprised if you get an option for Uber to take you to the station. Or drop you when you reach your destination.
The US ride-hailing company, has approached the Indian Railways with a host of proposals from integrating its service with its app and website to ferrying passengers to and from stations in various cities.
A deal would not only add about `. 150 crore in revenue for the railways annually from commissions on cab bookings and leasing of premium space at stations to Uber for pick-ups and drops, but also will ease out the life of railway passengers.
Uber has proposed set ting up booths at stations to assist passengers in booking rides, dedicated pick-up and drop locations at stations and providing technological help to the Indian Railways to up grade its app.
By integrating Uber’s service in IRCTC’s app and website, passengers will be able to book cabs on their travel dates in advance also for a hassle free experience while visiting new cities.
I think it will be very smart and wise move because not only the railway department and the startup itself will gain from it but the common man will also be able to get a trouble free, safe and affordable traveling option.