The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and leading cab-service provider Ola Cabs have launched a six-month pilot project which will enable commuters to book an Ola cab on IRCTC Rail Connect mobile app and website. The collaboration of the two will give first to last mile connectivity to the commuters and this will be covered in more than 110 cities around the country.
IRCTC tweeted on its Twitter Account for this News:
How you can book your cab?
- Log on to IRCTC website/app
- Choose ‘Book Cab’ under service
- You will be redirected to book.olacabs.com
- Pick your type of cab and your drop location
- Choose whether you want an immediate cab or want to schedule it
- Select your preferred cab option
- Choose your payment option
- Booking confirmed
Saurabh Mishra (Head of Alliances, Ola) said:
“We are proud to partner with IRCTC and this partnership truly stands for our vision to build robust and reliable mobility for a billion people. Since Ola’s inception, it is our constant endeavour to integrate our smart mobility solutions as an extension to existing public transportation infrastructure such as Railway Stations, Metros, and Airports, ensuring reliable first and last-mile connectivity for the commuters. The integration with IRCTC is not only the stepping stone to digitizing transportation end-to-end but is also, a leap in enhancing the commuter’s experience. We thank IRCTC for reposing faith in us to deliver on a project of this stature.”
Passengers will have access to Ola’s Micro, Mini, Auto and Share options, but will not be able to avail any of the discounts offered by the company. Customers will be able to book cabs up to seven days in advance or even upon reaching the railway station.