July 12, 2016
“We are excited to bring innovative solutions to fast growing cities like Lucknow, in line with our mission to build mobility for a billion Indians.” ~ Sandeep Sahni, Vice President, New Initiatives – Ola
With an aim to provide innovative and customized mobility solutions, Ola has been working with Uttar Pradesh for the last few months and it has given people instant access to reliable and convenient mobility. In Lucknow, Ola offers a range of smart commuting multiple options which includes cabs, autos and now even e-rickshaws.
Yesterday, Ola has announced the launch of Electric Rickshaws (e-rickshaws) on its App in Lucknow. The company plans to have more than 300 E-Rickshaws on board over the next 3 months.
Ola Working with Uttar Pradesh
Ola was introduced in Uttar Pradesh in early 2014 and has redefined personal transportation in the state by being the first ever on-demand cab booking app.
To start off, Ola has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uttar Pradesh government to generate skill development for 50,000 people in order to muster entrepreneurship opportunities for Ola Cabs, Autos and Shuttles in the coming months. Ola is looking to serve the citizens of Uttar Pradesh, giving them instant access to reliable and convenient mobility.
Enabling people towards Entrepreneurship
Sandeep Sahni, Vice President, New initiatives at Ola says, “At Ola, we are constantly building mobility solutions to suit the unique needs of Indians. At the same time, we are enabling hundreds of thousands of men and women take their first step towards entrepreneurship. The launch of E-Rickshaws on the Ola app follows the Company’s MoU with the Government of Uttar Pradesh to introduce innovative commute options for citizens across the state.”
Technology bringing Skilled E-Rickshaw Drivers
Ola has been using cutting edge technology to upgrade e-rickshaw driver-entrepreneurs by introducing smart mobility solutions like E-rickshaws, that are not only affordable and environment friendly, but also add to the larger mobility ecosystem for the convenience of citizens.
Every E-rickshaw driver on the Ola app goes through a KYC verification and training across behavioural, etiquette, and technologies to make the ride experience seamless for customers.
For added convenience of e-rickshaw drivers, Ola App is available in 8 Indian languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu, making it extremely convenient and user friendly for local drivers to use.
E-Rickshaws at Extremely Reasonable Prices
E-Rickshaws in Lucknow are immensely useful for short trips. They have been made available at Rs. 20 for the first kilometre and Rs. 8 per kilometre thereafter. This commitment for building cheap mobility for citizens will be invaluable for the state.