Uber has today announced a partnership with Airports Authority of India to make it easier for riders to get a ride at the airports in Kolkata, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar and Pune from the next couple of weeks. Earlier, it was difficult to get Uber cab on the airports because of parking problems and other issues.
Uber will set up booking zones at the domestic and international arrival terminals, where even those who do not have the app will be able to book a ride. There will be a dedicated pick up zone outside arrival terminals, on-ground assistance and clear signages to guide travelers to their car for pick up. Uber driver-partners will have dedicated parking spaces to make pick-ups more convenient – this will also make ETAs shorter for riders
The Uber app will also enable riders to get specific pick up instructions – like terminal and door number – to reach their Uber driver. This feature further helps optimize pick up experience for both riders and drivers partners.
“Commenting on the partnership, Jayant Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Government of India said, “India’s public transport networks have evolved considerably over the last few years and innovative services have played an instrumental role. It is encouraging to see Airports Authority of India and Uber come together with another technology backed service that will enhance the airport travel experience in Indian cities. I strongly believe that such services, when smartly integrated through public-private partnerships, can fill in the gaps of last-mile connectivity. I congratulate both parties for this landmark move and am eager to see passengers benefit from this new service. “