Hyderabad: Metro passengers now have the option of vehicle pooling service with Redbus launching its ‘rpool app’ offering offers car and bike pooling option for the commuters.
Apart from extending first and last mile connectivity, the car and bike pooling will aid in easing traffic congestion and reducing vehicular emissions. The service offers commuters to avail and offer rides in their personal cars or bikes while commuting between home and their workplace, said Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) Managing Director, NVS Reddy.
Interested users have to download the redbus app and those already using it have to click on the rpool tab on the home screen and register themselves. Users can create a ride with their source, destination, date and time.
Ride givers will have to share vehicle details and route plan separately. They can find matching riders, invite them, confirm the ride and travel. The cost of travel starts from Rs 2 per km for the ride taker, said Prakash Sangam, CEO, redBus here on Tuesday.
Those who interested in offering or taking the ride will be given designated parking spaces at 18 Metro stations, he said.
redBus is also looking to expand rPool to over 14 cities in India in the next one year. After completing pilots in Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad, it is planning to launch the service in Delhi-NCR and Chennai and then expand to other metros like Kolkata, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. “We got excellent response from customers for the service and we intend to cover all major metros in India,” said Prakash Sangam, CEO, redBus.