Kolkata: Uber, on Friday, entered into a partnership with Eastern Railway to help travellers avail a ride at Howrah railway station. A spokesperson for the company said, Uber will set up booking zones at the station where even those who do not have the app will be able to book a ride.
The spokesperson said,”There will be a dedicated pick up zone outside the railway terminal and an on-ground assistance to guide travellers to their car for pick up.”
Also, the Uber app will enable riders to get specific pick up instructions to reach the car driver.
Arpit Mundra, general manager, Uber Kolkata, said,”We are encouraged by this collaborative step from Eastern Railway. We have already executed several partnerships with public transit agencies in India and have been effective in becoming a reliable first and last mile connectivity solution.”
At present, an Uber is used close to 8,000 times every week at Howrah railway station and this new service will enable many more passengers who use the railway station every day.