by Suman Gupta
- Ola Kiosks set-up within the station premises at 5 railway stations – New Delhi, Anand Vihar, Old Delhi, Sarai Rohilla and Hazrath Nizamuddin
- Dedicated lanes and parking for Ola cabs to ensure convenience and reduced waiting time for passengers
New Delhi, February, 2018: Delhi Division, one of the busiest railway divisions of Northern Railway, announced an exclusive partnership with Ola, India’s leading and one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies. Under this association, Ola launched dedicated ‘Ola kiosks’ at 5 key railway stations (Delhi Division) to facilitate seamless last mile connectivity and improve overall mobility experience, for lakhs of passengers who visit these railway stations daily.
Through this partnership, passengers at the mentioned stations will now be able to book a cab with the assistance of Ola representatives stationed at Ola kiosks within the station premises itself. Further, Ola Zones have been set up at each station, providing dedicated parking to the cabs thereby helping in easing out the parking and traffic issue at the stations. These zones will work as dedicated pick up / drop points and will bring down the expected time of arrival (ETA) of cabs to as low as 2 minutes.
Pranav Mehta, City Head, Delhi NCR at Ola said, “The Delhi Railway Division is an integral part of inter-city as well as inter-state transport; Ola is honoured to partner with them to help strengthen the mobility ecosystem at these stations. Over the last one year, we have been integrating our smart mobility solutions with key public service utilities to ensure last mile connectivity along with, building mobility solutions that cater to the diverse needs of consumers. Railway stations form a critical part of city’s transport ecosystem and our partnership with Delhi Railway Division is an important milestone in this direction.”
With this partnership, the passengers will get access to Ola’s best quality hatchbacks and sedans that come with high rated, experienced drivers. Ola’s in-app features and programs ensure a safe and convenient mobility experience for its customers. Its app is equipped with an SOS button, LIVE GPS tracking to share ride information, mobile number masking, and feedback on ride quality with ratings on ride completion, amongst other features. All of this enables a consistent experience for users. In case of an emergency, customers can also, reach out to Ola’s 24×7 helpline, directly from the app.
Ola had recently partnered with Rapid Metro Gurgaon, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited to equip key metro stations with dedicated Ola Kiosks. Earlier this year, Ola announced similar partnership Ajmer Junction Railway Division, South Western Railway and Kempegowda International Airport ensuring a seamless on–road travel experience for customers and driver partners alike. Ola aims to replicate this model with other key public utility spaces across the country.
About Ola: Founded in 2011 by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola is one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver-partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent, and quick service fulfilment. Ola is focused on leveraging the best of technology and building innovative solutions ground-up, that are relevant at global scale. Notably, in 2016, Ola Play the world’s first connected car platform for ride-sharing was launched, transforming commuting experiences and setting the tone for global innovation in this space. Beyond offering a highly personal experience for users during their rides, Ola Play also allows its partners like Microsoft, Apple Music, Sony Liv amongst others, to build a high quality interactive and productive experience for its users. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 110+ cities, can connect with over 1,000,000 driver-partners across cabs, auto-rickshaws, and taxis. Driven by a hyperlocal approach, Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people.