Uber is proud to announce our association with Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) to launch journey planning in a second Indian city, Hyderabad. We believe the future of urban transportation is all about the seamless integration of public transit systems and shared mobility solutions, making commute efficient, saving riders time and money and improving the city’s productivity.
After our successful launch of ‘Public Transport’ in association with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in October 2019, we want to partner with many more transit agencies to realise our vision of building smart, connected and sustainable cities of the future.
That’s why starting today, our ‘Public Transport’ service will be rolled out to Hyderabadis allowing them to plan their commute better and make smarter travel decisions, all at the touch of a button. Our aim is to become a one-stop shop for all modes of transportation and our ‘Public Transport’ feature will now offer all the information on HMRL and Telangana State Road Transport Corporations’ (TSRTC) bus service and schedules, right in the Uber app.
Commenting on the launch, Mr NVS Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Uber to offer innovative solutions like the public transport journey planning feature which will help Hyderabad residents plan their travel efficiently and seamlessly. Uber’s world class technology can help riders optimise their time by providing all available transport options on the Uber app, and in turn allow us to better serve Hyderabad’s travel needs. We need to harness the power of public-private partnerships to improve transport infrastructure and help provide smart and efficient urban mobility in the city.”
The launch of Public Transport in Hyderabad is yet another sign of Uber’s commitment to India and to tens of millions of riders who rely on Uber’s innovative mobility solutions. By leveraging its global technology expertise to integrate mass-transit systems and ridesharing, we hope to provide an end-to-end journey experience, expand affordable transportation to all Indians and build smart cities of the future.
More information and more options to plan your journey
On entering a destination, our ‘Public Transport’ journey planning feature gives riders a seamless way to look at all the options within the Uber app. After selecting ‘Public Transport,’ the app surfaces information on HMRL and TSRTC bus service with details on real-time scheduling, arrival and departure times, pricing, information on stops, and walking directions to a destination. Users have the option of customizing each journey by choosing preferred modes of transit and route including choosing ridesharing options to help with first/last mile connectivity.
View transportation options
Enter your destination to see price estimates and projected arrival times for public transit
See the fastest public transit route
The app will show real-time public transit options and tell you which one is estimated to be the fastest.
Get public transit directions
If you choose to take public transit, the app will provide step-by-step navigation to your destination.