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Ola Launches ‘My Ride. My Cause.’ To Mobilise Support For Social Causes

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By K Ashwin Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Ola, India’s leading and one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies has launched  ‘My Ride. My Cause.’ on its platform to crowdsource funds and support social causes by leveraging its vast network of millions of customers across India. Ola has rolled out this special initiative through a unique partnership with Tata Trusts’ Alamelu Charitable Foundation (ACF). As a part of this initiative, Ola customers will have the option to contribute a sum of INR 1 per ride. This sum will be crowdsourced and utilized towards lending support to improve cancer care in the country. Read more

Ola launches “Mission: Electric” to put 10,000 EVs on the road in 12 months

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By K Ashwin Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, today announced “Mission: Electric”, with a commitment to place10,000 E-rickshaws and Electric auto-rickshaws in its service in the next 12 months.   From cycle rickshaws to ‘shuttles’ and last-mile transport,three-wheelers continue to be a dominant form of daily transit for many people across the nation.  Building on the pioneering EV pilot by the company in Nagpur, Ola believes electrification can improve outcomes for drivers, customers, and its business model. The company will develop “Mission: Electric” as a platform to bring one million Electric Vehicles on the road by 2021.  Ola will work with driver-partners, cities, vehicle manufacturers, and battery companies to make sustainable technologies cost-effective and viable in daily mobility.  Ola is the market leader in app-based hailing, and intends to leverage its scale to bring cleaner, more comfortable, and safer products to market.   Read more

Ola Pioneers a First-Of-Its-Kind In-Trip Insurance Program for Customers

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By Vivek K. Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

In a big step towards enhancing customer experience, Ola, India’s leading and one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies, launches a comprehensive in-trip insurance program for its customers across India. Extending the benefits of the ‘Chalo befikar’ insurance program to its customers, Ola becomes the FIRST smart mobility platform in the country to offer an in-trip insurance cover to its users, across all categories viz. cabs, auto, kaali-peeli, and e-rickshaw. Ola has partnered with Acko General Insurance Ltd and ICICI Lombard General Insurance Ltd to launch this program designed to benefit its customers across 110+ cities. A user booking an Ola ride can opt for an in-trip insurance cover while booking the ride at a premium of INR 1 for all intra-city travel; INR 10 for Ola Rentals; INR 15 for Ola Outstation.

 

The first-of-its-kind program is being rolled out for customers in major metros and will be scaled up to all cities, covering the entire base in the coming weeks. The comprehensive insurance program provides benefits in cases of loss of baggage or laptops, missed flights, accidental medical expense, ambulance transportation cover, and much more. The optional in-trip insurance program can be purchased through the Ola app. The claims can be made through the Ola app as well as the provider’s website, mobile app and, call center.

 

Vishal Kaul, Chief Operating Officer at Ola said, “We are thrilled to introduce in-trip insurance for our customers under the ‘Chalo Befikar’ insurance program. Just for INR 1, Ola customers can avail an insurance policy of INR 5 lakh which will also provide cover for missed flights, loss of baggage, loss of laptop, emergency hotel requirements, and many more.  The launch of this initiative, a first of its kind in India, reiterates our resolve of building customer-first solutions.” Read more

Ola To Digitise Public Transportation With The Acquisition Of Ridlr

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By K Ashwin Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Ola, India’s leading and one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies today announced the acquisition of Mumbai-based Ridlr, an end-to-end public transport ticketing and commuting app. The acquisition complements Ola’s continued efforts to integrate its mobility platform with public transportation infrastructure. The integration of Ridlr will bring new opportunities for users to serve their mobility needs.

 

Established in 2012, Ridlr enables users to search and book public transport options on their mobile phones. Ridlr’s proprietary IoT devices bring digital capabilities to public transportation in India. Combining Ridlr’s innovations in mass transit with Ola’s mobility products will enable true multi-modal mobility solutions for users at scale. With this acquisition, Ola will bring new technology and mobility options as it works to expand into and partner with cities in India and abroad. Read more

Ola Officially Launches In Sydney

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By K Ashwin Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Following a successful launch in Perth, Ola, one of the world’s largest ridesharing platforms, is now officially operating in Sydney and has hired a local team to build partnerships and support driver-partners.

Sydneysiders can experience the new service at an introductory offer for free rides from today; customers can download the Ola app from the Android or Apple App Store, register for an Ola account and begin booking rides. Rides can also be booked to and from Sydney Airport, for drop off and pick up in the designated ridesharing area.

Taking a refreshing approach to ridesharing, Ola’s focus is on investing in driver-partners and supporting them with new technology, training, and ways to increase earnings. Since launch in Perth, the service has received a strong response from driver-partners with over 7,000 registrations. By enabling driver-partners to provide the best experience possible, we know customers in turn will have a high-quality ride at an affordable price. Read more

Ola Launches ‘Auto Unnati’ – A First-Of-Its-Kind Comprehensive Benefit Program for Auto Driver Partners

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By K Ashwin Mobile: 09920183006 Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Ola, India’s leading and one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies, today launched ‘Auto Unnati’- a comprehensive benefit program for its Auto driver partners. As a part of this initiative, Ola Auto partners will benefit from Ola’s unique and comprehensive ‘Chalo Befikar’ insurance program, family welfare initiatives, and performance-based financial benefits. Built out of local insights gathered over time, ‘Auto Unnati’ is Ola’s first such program that aims to create a robust financial cover and business benefit assurance plan that enables a healthy professional ecosystem for Auto driver partners and enhances their entrepreneurial journey. Read more

Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies, announces its plans to enter Australia

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By  K Ashwin  Mobile: 09920183006  Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Australia’s ride-sharing ecosystem is set for a refreshing change after Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-sharing platforms, has today announced its plans to enter Australia, providing both driver-partners and passengers a better way to move. Read more

Ola and Delivery Hero join forces in India

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By K Ashwin  Mobile: 09920183006  Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Ola, India’s most popular mobility platform, today announced its partnership with Germany based Delivery Hero Group (“Delivery Hero”), the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace. This deal includes the transfer of Foodpanda’s India business to Ola in an acquisition deal in exchange for Ola stock. This collaboration between India’s largest online platform and a global leader in online food delivery, unlocks the power of a partnership that will help Foodpanda India grow as the most preferred online food delivery service in the country.

Foodpanda India will benefit from Ola’s scale and efficiencies as a platform, also having leveraged learnings from Delivery Hero’s global best practices. Ola and Delivery Hero will continue to collaborate on building the online food delivery ecosystem in India. Ola has also committed to invest $200mn into the Foodpanda India business, by far the largest such fund infusion in India’s online food ordering and delivery industry thus far. Read more

Ola commemorates Armed Forces Week; launches awareness drive in support of the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund

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By K Ashwin  Mobile: 09920183006  Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

In support of the country’s Armed Forces and their families, Ola, India’s most popular app for transportation, launched an awareness campaign to raise funds on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day, observed on December 7 every year. This week-long fundraising campaign, was kickstarted by the Defence Ministry of India from December 1 and runs until December 7, 2017. The contributions from the fund will be used by the Ministry to ensure rehabilitation and welfare of the dependents of our brave martyrs and disabled personnel. Read more

‘Tumhari Sulu’ Vidya Balan meets Ola’s women driver partners; celebrates and roots for their success stories

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By K Ashwin  Mobile: 09920183006  Email:indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation, presented their women driver partners with an exclusive opportunity of meeting film star Vidya Balan today. The meetup was a part of Ola’s tie-up with T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment’s family film, ‘Tumhari Sulu’. Read more