Ola, India’s largest mobility platform and ride-hailing company, announced the expansion of its Ola Bike offering to 150 cities across India, as it bids to strengthen its position as India’s largest player in ‘micro-mobility’. Ride-hailing firm Ola have completed over one million rides in their first year on British soil after launching in Cardiff last August. More than 21,000 people in the Welsh capital have downloaded the app and have taken a combined total of more than 221,000 rides around the city.
The company originating from India also currently operates in Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Liverpool, Reading and Birmingham, and will be launching in London later this year. The private hire firm has also been given the green light to operate tuk-tuks in Cardiff. Passengers using the app will be able to e-hail an electric rickshaw called a Zbee, which will be able to accommodate two passengers, travelling short distances in the city. Sustaining its continued growth around the world, the company plans to scale up its presence and introduce the Ola Bike category to hundreds of new Indian towns and cities over the next 12 months. Arun Srinivas, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Ola in India, said: “Ola Bike offers consumers, a smart, innovative and affordable mobility solution; this is an offering that truly reflects our mission to build mobility for a billion people! Ola Bike has enabled citizens from the smallest of towns such as Chapra in Bihar to large metropolitan areas such as Gurgaon with access to quick, reliable and affordable mobility.”
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