Indian cab hailing firm, Ola, on Tuesday stated that greater than 10,000 non-public rent automobile (PHV) drivers in London have registered with the platform inside three weeks of asserting its plans to start out operations within the metropolis. In an try and incentivize drivers to sign-up for Ola, the corporate had prolonged a primary of its form provide that enabled drivers to get pleasure from zero % fee for the primary two months after the launch, thus, permitting them to retain 100 % of their earnings from the platform throughout the interval.
“We’re happy with the overwhelming response from drivers throughout London. Each interplay with drivers within the metropolis has introduced us with a possibility to create a platform that finest serves their wants, in addition to these of customers”, Simon Smith, Head of Worldwide, Ola, stated in an announcement. “We look ahead to working with drivers in constructing a top quality and dependable mobility service for Londoners”, Smith stated.
Ola, working within the UK since 2018, obtained the license to function in London earlier within the yr at the same time as its US-based rival, Uber, misplaced its license to function within the metropolis after the native transport regulator declared the cab aggregator ‘unqualified’ to supply its providers within the UK capital following a spate of security failures. Mockingly, Ola introduced its London plans only a day after Uber misplaced its licence.
Ola initially entered the UK final yr by beginning operations in South Wales. The corporate has since expanded to a variety of distinguished cities within the nation, together with Birmingham, Bristol, and Liverpool. Until now, the corporate has offered round three million rides with over 11,000 drivers working on the platform across the nation. The ride-hailing agency now additionally provides its providers in Australia and New Zealand. Total, Ola operates in round 250 cities all over the world, together with all main cities in India.
With Inputs From IANS