Cab aggregator Ola has announced a strategic partnership with Larsen & Toubro Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited (LTMRHL). The move aims to bolster a multi-layer association and offer first and last mile connectivity solutions to metro commuters.
Under this partnership, the ride-hailing startup has been on-boarded as the ‘Mobility Partner’ of the metro rail project.
Anil Kumar Saini, Chief Operating Officer, LTHMRL said, “The inauguration of 30 km of Hyderabad metro rail from Nagole to Miyapur has been successful with the ridership reaching a record 240K recently. We are happy to collaborate with Ola as our mobility partner. Now commuters will have uninterrupted connectivity to and from the metro stations.”
Saurabh Mishra, Director – Alliances at Ola further added, “The Hyderabad Metro Project will add muscle to the city’s transportation infrastructure. Over the last year, we have been integrating our smart mobility solutions with public utilities like railway stations, airports and metro stations. This partnership further reaffirms our commitment towards building first and last mile connectivity solutions and making mobility simpler, convenient and seamless for hundreds of thousands of Hyderabad Metro commuters.”
Furthermore, TSavaari, the official Hyderabad Metro Rail app has integrated Ola’s services including Ola Money. The integration will allow LTHMRL commuters to recharge their metro smart cards directly from the Ola Money app. Additionally, users will be able to book an Ola cab or auto directly from their TSavaari apps.
Commuters will now be able to book a cab with the assistance of representatives stationed at Ola Kiosks within the station premises. This facility will be installed at Miyapur, Ameerpet, Nagole, KPHB Colony stations and will expand to other stations in the coming months.