A banner of Namma Metro collaborating with Ola at Cubbon Park, Bangalore
By Shivam Rai
Bangalore, 7th April, 2017
Namma metro has entered into a first of its kind partnership with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited to provide it's services for the commuters who travel by metro.
They have set this service at 9 metro stations including Trinity, Cubbon Park, City Railway Station, Peenya, Goraguntepalya, Yeshwanthpur and Mahalaxmi.
A banner indicating that Ola can be booked manually
According to Ola’s official website the association will enable easy and affordable mobility experience for commuters as key stations on the metro route get equipped with dedicated Ola kiosks. They have organised Ola Kiosks where a person from Ola as representative will be sitting near the gate of metro so that the people whose network is not working or if they don't have internet can book manually from those kiosks.
One of the kiosks at Cubbon Park
According to the partnership, Ola will address last mile connectivity for hundreds and thousands of metro commuters.
Anuj Sahai, Vice President, Alliances at Ola, said “Ola works closely and collaboratively with both state and central governments to help shape the future of India’s transportation, and create a smart infrastructure for all Indians. This partnership demonstrates our commitment towards bringing last mile connectivity solutions and making commute simpler, convenient and seamless for hundreds of thousands of Bangalore Metro commuters.”
These services were operational from 5th April and Vijayawada, an Ola representative said, “These services are for the betterment of the people as they will also get discounts if they are booking from here.”