In an effort to strengthen its last mile connectivity, Hyderabad Metro launched a car and bike pooling service in collaboration with redBus, on Tuesday (21st Janaury 2020). Speaking on the occasion, NVS Reddy, MD HMRL said, this facility would be provided through rPool, an in-app ride-sharing service from redBus.
“Car and Bike Pooling is an ideal solution to reduce congestion by sharing vehicles. It allows office-goers to avail and offer rides in their personal cars and bikes while commuting between home and their workplace. This concept would help the creation of sustainable and eco-friendly solutions for the burgeoning traffic problems in the city,” he added.
Dedicated space has been offered for rPool to set up kiosks for customer service, along with parking facilities for ride-givers through the app. In addition to this, rPool’s customer service executives posted at the stations will provide 1,000 metro smart cards to its customers.