“The platform will be fully operational from day one, with over 20,000 drivers having registered on the platform since it began on-boarding a month ago,” Ola mentioned in an announcement.
It added that the corporate goals to supply a differentiated expertise on the platform with options reminiscent of 24/7 helplines for drivers and prospects and an in-app emergency button, whereas offering the very best quality of service by its massive community of drivers throughout town of London.
Ola had obtained an working licence from Transport for London (TfL) final yr.
“The overwhelmingly positive reception to Ola since launching in the UK in 2018 illustrates the significant demand from drivers, riders and communities. We are working closely with drivers to build a high quality and reliable service for Londoners. Launching in London is a major milestone for us and we are keen to offer a first class experience for all our customers,” Head of Ola International Simon Smith mentioned.
Ola will supply passengers 25 kilos price of trip credit score for signing up within the first week after the launch.
The Bengaluru-based agency had forayed into the UK with operations beginning in Cardiff in 2018 and can now function throughout 28 native authorities. It has expanded throughout Birmingham, Liverpool, Exeter, Reading, Bristol, Bath, Coventry, and Warwick.
Ola mentioned cities together with Birmingham, Coventry and Warwick have seen greater than double-digit progress in rides within the final quarter.
To date, the corporate has supplied over three million rides with greater than 11,000 drivers already working on the platform within the UK, it added.
Ola’s service is obtainable in over 250 cities in India, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.