Hyderabad: MetroRide, the AI-enabled ridesharing mobility platform offering first and last mile connectivity launched its electric car services in Hyderabad today, together with Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL), L&T Metro Rail ( Hyderabad) Limited (LTMRHL) and with support from WRI India and UK charity Shell Foundation. The launch event took place at the Parade Ground underground station.
According to a survey conducted by WRI India, 38% of non-metro users living within the catchment area of the metro network find the lack of affordable, accessible and reliable first and last mile service as a major issue for not using the network. subway. To facilitate this change, services have been launched at two metro stations – Parade Grounds and Raidurg stations, with plans to expand services at Hyderabad metro stations over the coming months.
Access to affordable and reliable metro feeder services is expected to improve ease of transport for urban commuters in Hyderabad, while increasing Hyderabad metro ridership. The use of electric vehicles for last-mile connectivity also contributes to reducing the carbon footprint of urban transport services.
MetroRide offers services using their all-electric car fleet and a robust AI-enabled technology platform. It is aimed at daily Metro commuters and the fare starts from Rs. 10 per ride while incurring minimal waiting time for commuters. The plan is to serve over one million customers in the first year of operation and ensure that metro connectivity is no longer an issue for anyone living within 5km of metro stations. . MetroRide is currently operational in Bengaluru, Delhi and Noida.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. NVS Reddy, Managing Director of Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited said,
“Improving first and last mile connectivity is an important goal for us. We believe that providing these electric automotive services would have a positive socio-economic impact for all stakeholders and make the journey more comfortable for metro users.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. KVB Reddy, Managing Director and CEO, L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited said,
“We are pleased to partner with MetroRide as a first and last mile connectivity partner for the benefit of our riders. This collaboration will improve first and last mile connectivity for Hyderabad Metro Rail, which is crucial for any mode of urban mass transport. With MetroRide’s green fleet of AI-enabled electric car services, our passengers traveling from Parade Grounds and Raidurg Metro Stations will now have an affordable, reliable and accessible option, adding convenience and a green footprint to their journeys by town. Very soon we will extend this service to the rest of the metro stations.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Pawan Mulukutla, Director, Clean Mobility and Energy Tech, WRI India said:
“Electric rickshaws, as a food service in subways, not only increase accessibility and affordability for users, but also catalyze the growth of subway systems and reduce carbon emissions. It is important that such collaborations are also possible in other cities to ensure clean and reliable end-to-end mobility.”
On the successful launch of MetroRide Hyderabad, Girish Nagpal, CEO and co-founder of MetroRide said, “We are delighted to have this opportunity to partner with Hyderabad Metro Rail, L&T, WRI and Shell Foundation. We are committed to solving this global commuting problem one city at a time.
Kaaman Agarwal, CTO and co-founder, MetroRide said, “Our user-friendly platform allows daily commuters to book their ride in just two clicks and enjoy a hassle-free experience. We plan to offer our customers the ability to book their journey end-to-end by integrating the ticketing of public transport services like the metro and other public transport systems into our application.
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