hyderabad sources stated that to further ensure affordable, safe and first and last mile connectivity, and hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) is now encouraging car and bike pooling for its daily commuters. Furthermore HMRL collaborated with online bus ticketing platform Redbus to introduce ‘rPool’, a new feature on the RedBus mobile app.
Meanwhile commuters who are interested can now download the Redbus app and register themselves for the service. Furthermore the registration process will require the user to be verified through their official email ID or any government-approved identification. Perhaps users can create a ride with their source, destination, date and time. Those offering a ride will have to share details of vehicle and route plan in order to find matching riders, invite them, confirm the ride and travel.
Moreover according to reports, the rates of rides are also very affordable which will be Re 1 to Rs 5 per km for cars and Re 1 to Rs 4 per km for bikes. A ride giver can offer a maximum of only four rides a day. Apparently the managing director of HMRL, NVS reddy also spoke about the new feature and said that the car and bike pooling is one way to reduce vehicles on roads which will reduce the traffic congestion and pollution in the city. When speaking at the launch, Prakash Sangham, CEO, RedBus said to a daily that RedBus will not charge any commission from the users as an introductory offer. According to him, a passenger will have to make advance payment through the app and the rider will be compensated after completion of the ride. Payments will be entirely through the online mode.