Ola celebrates its first anniversary in Kolkata; continues to grow in the city at over 40% MoM

  • olaNow operational in Howrah, Satragachi, Shalimar station and Liluah
  • Special offers and goodies for customers in the city, spreading the cheer of this celebration

Kolkata, 16 November 2015: Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for personal transportation, celebrates its first anniversary in Kolkata. Ola has seen tremendous acceptance and growth in the city of joy and has grown from 1500 cabs in March this year to well over 6500 vehicles on the platform now including the city’s yellow taxis as well. With 40% month-on-month growth, Kolkata is one of the top five cities for Ola in the country today. Ola also has extended its services to Howrah, Satragachi, Shalimar station and Liluah.

Celebrating its anniversary, Ola has plans to treat customers with a special offers and goodies through the week. Select outlets of Au Bon Pain and Krazy for chocolates will give out free cupcakes to customers who flash their Ola ride invoice from 15th to 21st November. Customers will also get Rs. 50 off on their next ride by using the coupon code ‘THANK YOU’ while requesting a ride across any Minis and Sedans in the city, once during this period.

Piyush Surana, Business Head – East at Ola said, “We are thrilled to complete an eventful year in the city of Kolkata. In this time, we have on boarded thousands of driver-partners, who are committed to our mission of enabling mobility for everyone. We have also brought onboard the Ola app, thousands of Kolkata’s iconic yellow taxis, giving them access to technology and making them available within minutes for users across the city. We take this opportunity to thank customers and driver-partners, as we continue to grow and ensure a seamless experience for our customers in Kolkata, every single time.”

Focused initiatives for driver partners like Ola Pragati with leading car manufacturers and financial institutions, as well as strategic partnerships across the ecosystem with the likes of skilling agencies, insurance providers, garages and maintenance services, have significantly helped ramp up the number of vehicles on the Ola platform. Ola continues to nurture entrepreneurship for driver-partners to address the burgeoning demand for convenient, reliable and affordable transportation options across the country.

About Ola:

Founded in Jan 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola (formerly Ola cabs), 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 250,000 cabs, 75,000 auto rickshaws, Kaali Peeli taxis and yellow taxis on its platform. The app is available on Windows, Android and iOS platforms. Ola recently acquired TaxiForSure, India’s second largest cab aggregator, which continues to operate as an independent brand. Please visitwww.olacabs.com for more information