Ola drives into Shimla; provides mobile app based cab booking service to commuters in the city

Last Updated: Sat, Nov 28, 2015 23:30 hrs

Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for cab booking, today announced the launch of its services in Shimla.

The launch makesShimlathe firstcityin Himachal Pradesh to havemobileappbasedpersonal transportation services, like 100 other cities in India whereOlais present. Customers can book through the Olacabsmobileappthat is available to download on Android, iOS and Windows phones.Olais launching inShimlawith more than 200 cabs already registered on the platform. This would enable the company to cater to demand from customers with ETAs as low as 5-7 minutes. The company intends to further ramp up operations in thecityand bring onboard over 1000 vehicles on platform in the next 6 months. Deep Singh, Business Head North atOlasaid, We are thrilled to bringOlato thecityofShimla, making available personal transportation at the tap of a button. Residents and tourists in thecitycan now enjoy access to reliable, efficient and convenient transportation options at all times. We look forward to becoming an integral part ofShimlas mobility ecosystem in the time to come. Deep further added, Olas launch inShimlawill provide employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for driver-partners from within thecity. Drivers in other cities have seen an increase of upto 40% in their earnings after they have registering withOla. We are working towards creating a robust supply side ecosystem and are confident that many existing and aspiring drivers inShimlawill grow as entrepreneurs withOla Olasaid it will be rolling out both Mini and Sedan variants on its platform. While customers can avail Mini rides at Rs. 12 per kilometer, Sedan rides can be availed at Rs 14 per kilometer. First timeOlausers inShimlacan also enjoy a free ride worth Rs. 100.

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