- As part of the agreement, 11 Chennai Metro stations will have dedicated Ola Kiosks
- Ola will address last mile connectivity for hundreds of thousands of metro commuters
Chennai, July 03, 2017: Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation has joined hands with Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL). The association will enable easy and affordable mobility experience for commuters as 11 key stations on the metro route get equipped with dedicated Ola kiosks.
With this association, Ola aims to provide a consistent mobility experience to hundreds of thousands of passengers, who use the Chennai Metro service for their daily commute. Consumers will have access to Ola’s wide range of mobility solutions including, Micro, Mini, Share, Prime, Outstation, and Rental cab categories, as well as the widely popular Ola Auto category. Ola representatives will also be available at the kiosks to help commuters get a reliable ride with ease. Ola Kiosks will be operational from 1st week of July, 2017 at Little Mount, Guindy, Ashok Nagar, Vadapalani, CMBT, Koyambedu, Thirumangalam, Anna Nagar East, Nehru Park, Alandur, and St. Thomas Mount metro stations .
“Since launch, we are tirelessly working towards offering state-of-the-art infrastructure and mobility experience for users of Chennai Metro. Partnering with Ola from the early stages further enables our efforts. Hundreds of thousands of Chennaites use the metro and last mile connectivity can often prove to be a challenge. Through ‘Ola Kiosks’ and support from Ola’s representatives at these kiosks, commuters will have added comfort and an uninterrupted travel experience. We appreciate Ola’s efforts to support our shared vision of providing robust and seamless transportation solutions.” added Shri L Narasim Prasad, Director- Systems & Operations, Chennai Metro Rail Limited.
Anand Subramanian, Senior Director – Marketing Communications at Ola said, “Ola works closely and collaboratively with both state and central governments to help shape the future of India’s transportation landscape, and create a smart mobility infrastructure for all Indians. Lakhs of passengers have been commuting using the metro since it’s inception. This partnership is geared towards ensuring last mile connectivity for the burgeoning mobility needs of the city, and demonstrates our commitment towards bringing simpler, reliable, and seamless mobility services for Chennai Metro users.”
Ola has signed similar MoUs with metros across the country, in cities such as Kolkata, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Ola aims to replicate similar models with other key public utility spaces across the country.
Founded in Jan 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola (formerly Olacabs), is India’s most popular mobile app for personal transportation. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent and quick service fulfillment. Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 110 cities can book from over 600,000 vehicles across cabs, auto-rickshaws and taxis. Ola has also introduced a range of shared mobility services on its platform like Ola Shuttle and Ola Share for commute and ride-sharing respectively. The app is available on Windows, Android and iOS platforms. Please visit www.olacabs.com/media for more information.