~Expands operations to Virar, Vasai, Naigaon and Nalasopara~
Mumbai, 15th June 2016: Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation, today announced that it has extended its services to four adjoining locations of Mumbai. Ola will now operate cabs in Virar, Vasai, Naigaon and Nalasopara and commuters in these locations can now book across categories – from the most affordable Micro to premium experience-driven Prime. Traditional transport option like Kaali-Peeli taxis will also be available on the Ola app.
Features like driver details being displayed upfront, SOS buttons, live tracking and seamless payment using Ola Money will be available across categories. Additionally, Ola’s AutoConnect Wifi, a proprietary experience from the company’s ‘Innovation Labs’, that allows users to automatically connect to Wi-Fi in an Ola cab without having to enter credentials every single time, will also be available on Ola Prime.
Company spokesperson at Ola said, “We realized that there was a need for on-demand transportation services in these locations and we have been working on ramping up supply. We are now excited to offer Ola’s services in Virar, Vasai, Naigaon and Nalasopara. Users in these locations will now be able to hail a cab with a single tap on the Ola app. Our success in redefining personal transportation in the outskirts of Mumbai is testament to the value created for citizens and partners alike and furthers Ola’s mission of building mobility for a billion people.”
Ola has over 350,000 cabs and 100,000 auto-rickshaws and taxis registered on its platform across 102 cities. The company intends to launch in more locations in the future.
Founded in January 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 fulfilment. Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 102 cities can book from over 350,000 cabs and 100,000 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. In early 2015, Ola acquired TaxiForSure, India’s second largest cab aggregator, which continues to operate as an independent brand. Please visit www.olacabs.com for more information.