Lucknow, India (Urban Transport News): The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has tied up with Rapido Bike for providing last-mile connectivity that’s convenient, safe, accessible, and economical for the commuters.
Shri Kumar Keshav, MD, UPMRC has inaugurated the Rapido kiosk, a symbol of the official tie-up with Lucknow Metro at Hazratganj Metro Station in presence of Sushil Kumar, Director Operations, Tejpal Bhamboo, Area manager (Rapido) and other senior officials, passengers and Rapido team.
Rapido which is successfully operating in almost 100 cities including 15 cities of UP alone, is a gift of Lucknow Metro to its passengers. Passengers can conveniently book Rapido bikes when they de-board from the metro trains at any station and can avail of the most convenient and economical connectivity even till their doorstep.
Moreover, in a special collaboration with Lucknow Metro, there are many benefits in store for the metro passengers. The Lucknow Metro will offer a discount of up to 40 % for registered GoSmart Card users. All GoSmart card users must get their cards registered on the Lucknow Metro app to avail of this exclusive offer.
Apart from this, upto 30% cashback offer for all Rapido payments done through digital wallets.
With a Rapido pass starting at Rs 19/- and ranging up to Rs 129/-, passengers can avail Flat 50-55% discount on as many as 30 rides per month.
All Rapido Captains (Rapido driver partners) are registered and verified at Rapido, so every passenger can be sure that their last-mile connectivity is as safe as it gets.
Rapido currently comprises a fleet of 1000 Captains (Rapido driver partners) of which 400 riders will be available in the city all the time. At every Metro station, 15-20 riders will be available at 1-4 minutes of the expected time of arrival (ETA) exclusively for metro passengers.
Speaking on this occasion Kumar Keshav, MD, UPMRC said:
We at UPMRC strive to work consistently to make daily commuting for metro passengers safe, comfortable & enjoyable. This is a unique initiative that will not only improve the first & last mile connectivity but also boost our ridership figures in the long run. Rapido bike taxis service will not just be light on everyone’s’ pockets but will also provide connectivity even till your doorstep after you de-board at any Metro station. This partnership between UPMRC & Rapido will enhance mobility by connecting places with the Metro stations & vice-versa. I am hopeful that people will make the best use of this collaboration and for a convenient, fast and economical connectivity to and fro metro stations.
"Our partnership with the UPMRC is an effective last-mile connectivity solution for the people of the city. Rapido will complement the State's robust public transportation model making it more accessible, affordable and safe," said Mayank Agarwal, Head of Operations, Rapido.
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