Ola celebrates its first anniversary in Patiala; scales up fleet from 50 cabs to over 200 cabs in the city

  • Ola has grown more than 400% since its launch in Patiala in early 2015
  • As part of its anniversary celebrations; Ola users in Patiala to get 100% cash back on their rides paid through Ola Money


olaPatiala, February 5, 2016: Ola, India’s leading mobile app for transportation, celebrates its first anniversary in Patiala. Ola launched its services in Patiala in early 2015 and has since transformed the way people travel within the city. Ola introduced citizens in Patiala to the convenience of booking a cab through a mobile app. Ola has seen tremendous acceptance and growth in the city and has scaled up from 50 to 200 cabs in just one year, growing at over 400%. Today, users in Patiala can get an Ola cab in less than 5 minutes of booking through the app. The growing student population in Patiala as well as businessmen are heavy users of Ola with popular areas like Railway Station, General Bus Stand, Colleges and Shopping Malls accounting for the maximum bookings.

Celebrating its first anniversary in Patiala, Ola has plans to treat customers with a special offer. For one week starting tomorrow, Ola will offer 100% cash back on rides paid through Ola Money up to a maximum of ₹ 100. Customers just need to use the coupon code HAPPYOLA while booking their ride to avail the cash back. The offer is applicable on both Mini and Sedan rides in Patiala.

Deep Singh, Business Head – North at Ola said, “We are thrilled to complete an exciting year in Patiala and take this opportunity to thank customers and driver-partners in the city. While Ola continues to gain more acceptance in the city from customers, we have on-boarded hundreds of driver-partners, who are committed to our mission of enabling mobility for everyone. We will continue our focus on Patiala and other cities in the region and further build scale to ensure a seamless experience for our customers, every single time.”

Focused initiatives for driver partners 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 Olacabs), is India’s most popular mobile app for 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 350,000 vehicles across cabs, auto-rickshaws and 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 visit www.olacabs.com for more information.