Jaipur, Jaipur Metro is soon going to become app happy. To attract more passengers and to make the ride more comfortable for commuters, Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation(JMRC) is going to launch a pilot project by linking Metro with app based autos and eight seater buses. Passengers can book their seats in buses and can hire autos through this app for their onward journey after Metro or to reach out the metro stations.
This pilot project is aimed to do away with the problems faced by commuters to travel in metro. Officials of JMRC says: “The app based buses and autos will run on the dedicated route having a Jaipur Metro sticker on it.”
Through this app, passenger would get autos and bus rides at affordable rates which would boost up the number of passengers in metro.The pilot project is also expected to attract elite section of the society due to its fast and efficient commuting facility .Through the use of app, passengers would be able to book and get details of auto and bus in advance.
The pilot project has been planned following a survey conducted in the city, which indicated that 50% of metro passengers have to walk at least one to two kms to either reach Metro station or after the train ride.
The metro route from Chandpole to Mansarovar, opened last year is facing dearth of passengers and is proving costly for the government.