Quite a striking news is just around the corner. Recently, with the aim of commuting with ease for railway travelers, public sector undertaking, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) had announced its partnership with cab-hailing app, Ola. This tie-up would also allow commuters to book an Ola taxi on the IRCTC app. As mentioned in a statement by IRCTC, basically, this partnership, is a six-month pilot project, and would give railway travelers a quick access to Ola booking services through the IRCTC Rail Connect App and also on its website, as mentioned in a statement by IRCTC.
But here, it needs mentioning that with this, commuters would have full access to Ola’s Micro, Mini, Auto and Share options, but would not be able to avail any of the discounts offered by the company. Customers would be also able to book cabs up to seven days in advance or even upon reaching the railway station.
In addition, there would be Ola’s self-serving kiosks at IRCTC outlets as well from where commuters can book their cabs.
This move, in all probability is meant for the ease while getting in and out of railway stations, especially the ones in bigger cities, where locating the taxi kiosks, before booking and finding the particular cab transforms into a cumbersome task after hours of travel.
Moreover, this move in all probability would also likely to shrink the queues waiting to book a taxi or take an auto.
To this, an IRCTC spokesperson also added that the partnership would provide first-and-last-mile connectivity to commuters, regarding that, “The ease of travel of our commuters is of prime importance to us and we believe that this association will help in delivering unparalleled convenience to the users on our platform, fostering and strengthening the culture of Digital India”.