February 26, 2016
In order to introduce innovative and customised mobility solutions, Ola is going to work with Uttar Pradesh government for the customised mobility solutions like Ola Auto, Ola Share and Ola Shuttle across the state in the coming months.
To start off, Ola signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uttar Pradesh government to generate skill development for 50,000 people in order to muster entrepreneurship opportunities in the coming months. Ola is looking to serve the citizens of Uttar Pradesh, giving them instant access to reliable and convenient mobility.”
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav who was present at the signing of MoU said, “The state of Uttar Pradesh is growing as an economic centre for the country faster than ever before. The compounded annual growth rate of UP in the last three years has been higher than the national growth rate. Technology and skilling are two major areas we would like to focus on to further accelerate the impact on the state’s economy.”
“Ola’s commitment to building mobility for citizens by using cutting edge mobile technology and by enabling entrepreneurship and skilling will be invaluable. We are extremely delighted to bring them on board as part of this MoU to skill and create opportunities for over 50,000 youth in the state of Uttar Pradesh,” added Akhilesh Yadav. 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.
Chief Operating Officer at Ola Pranay Jivrajka said, “We are proud to partner with the Uttar Pradesh Government. We aim to create more than 50,000 employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the state by investing in skill development of youth.”
Ola will work with Uttar Pradesh towards improving access to mobility in its cities by bringing innovative transportation use cases.