New Delhi [India], Apr 24 : Taxi aggregator Ola on Monday announced the launch of 'Ola Partners League' - a unique virtual cricket game for its driver partners.
The four week-long contest will see Ola driver partners score runs by completing simple tasks and redeeming them against exciting prizes such as cars, TVs, laptops and scholarships in leading cricket academies for children of driver partners.
Kick starting today, OPL is open to all Ola driver partners across Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Pune, and will be LIVE till 20th May, 2017. Popular Indian all-rounder cricketer, Irfan Pathan and famous TV personality Mandira Bedi have been roped in to be the ambassadors to cheer and promote the OPL among driver partners.
New Delhi [India], Apr 7 : Taxi aggregator Ola on Friday announced organizing of India's first ever and largest Auto Driver Partners' Mela - 'Ola Baasha Mela' in Chennai from April 8th to 10th April 2017.
Ola has put together a three-day event that will introduce the city's potential Auto Driver Partners to Ola's platform, and give them the opportunity to purchase auto rickshaws at subsidized rates as well as avail several benefits such as free vehicle insurance, and garage services.
The first ever Mela will give many existing auto rickshaw Driver Partners the opportunity to become micro-entrepreneurs by adding autos to their fleet at a lower cost, and with a plethora of benefits. The same subsidies and benefits will also be extended to the new Driver Partners at the Mela.
New Delhi [India], Apr 3 : Taxi aggregator Ola on Monday announced its effort to promote digital economy across the country as it integrated with Unified Payment Interface (UPI) to further simplify digital payment options for millions of customers.
The integration will allow Ola customers to use their unique UPI IDs to pay for all their rides on the Ola platform. UPI integration will lead to one of the fastest mode of payment for millions of Ola users.
As the country has made significant stride towards cashless economy, UPI itself has seen great acceptance, with the value of transaction through the interface reaching to more than 1300 crore, according to recent RBI report.
For a nation that is looking to migrate completely onto a digital medium,
New Delhi [India], Mar 8 : Taxi aggregator Ola's hourly package service - 'Ola Rentals', gets more personal and contextual with the introduction of its latest connected car platform - Ola Play.
The service which was launched in November 2016, has been instrumental in transforming the in-cab experience for thousands on the go. With its launch in Rentals, the company expects the demand for this category to grow by at least 4x times over the next quarter.
Since its launch early last year, the Ola Rentals category has grown to become one of the most preferred mobility options especially among Ola Corporate customers and specific use cases like airport pickups, sight-seeing, day long meetings etc.
New Delhi [India], Mar 4 : In a major step ahead, towards its goal of nurturing micro entrepreneurship and skilling 50 lakh drivers by 2020, taxi aggregator Ola has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) with Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission (MPSSDM) and Directorate of Skill Development (Technical Education and Skill Development Dept.) Govt. of Madhya Pradesh here today.
In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Skill India initiative, the MOU is focused towards training, skill development and empowerment of 25,000 driver partners in the next two years.
New Delhi [India], Feb 15 : India's leading multi-genre, multi-format digital media destination Arre on Wednesday announced its tie-up with Ola Play, the world's first connected car platform for ridesharing.
The tie-up will offer a wide range of digital content for customers while they are on the go.
It will also provide Ola's Prime Play customers a range of popular and trending web-series, social experiments, reality shows, documentaries, as well as non-fiction products, from Arre's stable. These include Arre's hit series Official Chukyagiri, and other short format contextual videos.
New Delhi [India], Feb 13 : Taxi aggregator Ola on Monday announced two significant appointments for strengthening its core technology leadership. The mobile app for transportation announced hiring Pranav Tiwari, former CTO of Cellworks as well as an ex-Googler as the Vice President of Engineering and will be working towards optimizing growth and profitability by bringing in necessary efficiencies in the supply chain function.
Sanjay Kharb who was earlier VP - Production Engineering at InMobi has joined as Vice President of Engineering Infrastructure and will strengthen efficiencies in Ola's technology infrastructure including site operability, compliance and data systems.
New Delhi [India], Feb 9 : Taxi aggregator Ola on Thursday announced the appointment of Dr. Badri Raghavan, a seasoned data scientist with over 20 years of extensive domain experience, as its Chief Data Scientist.
Badri's key responsibilities will include leading a world class Data Science team with cutting edge training in machine learning, artificial intelligence, decision analysis, pattern recognition and related areas.
This team will work across various business units and departments, to gain operational and business efficiencies, ranging from demand and supply prediction, driver behavior and performance management, location intelligence, to name a few.
New Delhi [India], Feb 7 : Taxi aggregator Ola on has announced the expansion of 'Ola Rentals' to simplify intra city travel with affordable hourly packages on Ola Lux, Ola Prime Sedan and SUV as well as Ola Mini.
Launched in July last year, India's most popular mobile app for transportation has witnessed tremendous growth, selling over lakh of hourly packagers since it was launched.
It is now planning to expand rental to 100 cities.
Ola Rentals has emerged as a new favorite amongst customers; with metros like Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai as the top markets for the category. Users have the benefit to choose from 2 hours 30 kms, 4 hours 40 kms, and 8 hours 80 kms for a seamless Ola Rental experience straight from the Ola app.
New Delhi [India], Jan 11 : Taxi aggregator Ola on Wednesday announced appointment of Shalabh Seth as the CEO of Ola Fleet Technologies, a wholly owned leasing subsidiary.
Shalabh joins Ola from SAB Miller India, where he served as the Managing Director and was responsible for business expansion and growth in the country.
He joins Ola at a time when the company is experiencing rapid growth and is transforming the ride-sharing industry through product and business innovation.
As CEO of Ola Fleet Technologies, Shalabh will drive supply growth through leasing and other driver focused initiatives, to consolidate Ola's position as the market leader in the Indian ridesharing space.
New Delhi [India], Dec.2 : Ola Money, the popular digital payment solution from Ola, will be accepted at over 20,000 HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd) and IOCL (Indian Oil Corporation Ltd) fuel pumps across the country.
Users can now pay for their fuel with Ola Money on Verifone enabled PoS devices in any of these fuel stations, with a one step mobile verification process.
Acceptance of Ola Money in major public utilities and now fuel stations across the country is a major step forward by large PSUs which are supporting the government's vision of a Digital India.
Ola Money is accepted at over 500 online and offline merchants, as well as for bill payments at over 25 major utilities across India
New Delhi [India], Nov 10 : Digital payment solution from taxi aggregator Ola has reported over 1500 percent increase in recharges across the 102 cities of its operation.
The Ola Money wallet has witnessed unprecedented traction amongst consumers over the last 12-15 hours with a 15 times increase in recharge volume. In many smaller towns and cities across the country, which have predominantly been high on cash usage, there has been as much as 30 times growth.
This includes cities like Nagpur, Chandigarh, Bhopal, Lucknow, Patna, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Indore etc. A majority of rides are being paid for using Ola Money as against cash across India.
New Delhi [India], Nov 4 : Taxi aggregator Ola has announced the launch of 'One way' trip fares on Ola Outstation for smart mobility solution for inter-city travel.
Bringing more flexibility, convenience and cost-effectiveness to the recently launched Ola Outstation; the introduction of 'One-way' fares allows customers to avail one-way bookings at reduced fares.
One-way on Outstation gives customers the option of booking a cab for an outstation trip without having to pay for a round trip that they haven't taken. This has been made possible due to the sheer scale of Ola, as the largest transportation platform, connecting 500+ cities and towns across India with its unique Outstation offering.
New Delhi [India], Oct.10 : Ola, India's most popular mobile app for transportation, today announced that it has associated with Greater Kailash Assembly Citizens organization to offer a delightful mobility experience for people visiting Durga Puja pandals in Chittaranjan Park in South Delhi.
During the period of 8th-11th October, Ola will provide free-of-cost cab service to ferry visitors from Nehru Place metro station to these puja pandals.
Ola e-rickshaws will also be available between 8th-9th October for senior citizens who want to enjoy pandal-hopping within CR Park. Ola has installed special kiosks near the parking zone at Nehru Place Metro Station, where volunteers from the Puja Committee will guide visitors to the zone for boarding cabs heading to CR Park.