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Ola in UK: Expands to two new places; now serviceable in nine cities

After launching services in two new cities in UK, OLA, an Indian unicorn startup, which provides ride hailing options, is now, serviceable in nine cities in the island nation. Expanding its services to Warwick and Coventry, which are its eighth and ninth cities in the UK, the Bengaluru-based platform Ola is now serviceable in total of nine cities, cited Yourstory.

Alok Pandya, Ola’s Regional Manager for the West Midlands, Coventry, and Warwick, said, “We have learnt a great deal in the last 12 months since the launch, and feel immensely proud that our drivers have already provided over one million rides across the UK. Coventry is the home of the black cab, and as such we are delighted to be able to boost income opportunities for local drivers. We are leading the way with driver benefits, and are the only app in the area to include black cab drivers in our dynamic fleet.”

Ola, Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati-led was founded in December 2010 as an online cab services in Mumbai. It is an online transportation network company developed by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd. The company has been expanding its horizons with focus on credit over the last few years.

Ola offers commuters the option of both black cabs and private hire vehicles. The team claims to offer the highest driver rates in the region.

The team Ola added that for the past three weeks it had been working with local councils to grant the technology and transport licences needed for both taxi and private hires.

The company said that Ola’s easy to use ride-hailing app will redefine the transportation needs of over 600,000 locals in the area.

Customers will also enjoy competitive pricing – with new users receiving 50 percent off on all rides for the first two weeks, as well as the important 24-hour safety support offered by Ola’s in-app customer care and emergency service, it added.

Currently Ola Singapore controls Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and even the US. UK operations have reportedly been moved from the Singapore entity to The Netherlands, the company added.

Some of the leading ride-hailing cab services include GrabUberGettMeru CabsCareem, and many more.

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