Tag Archives: Ola

Demonetisation: Ola Partners With Banks, Oil Companies to Help Drivers Go Cashless to Buy Fuel

Cab aggregator Ola on Wednesday announced that it has joined hands with leading banks and oil and gas companies to help driver-partners fight cash crunch post demonetisation of high value currency notes. In Bengaluru, Ola has partnered with BPCL to facilitate the process of obtaining fuel e-vouchers across all BPCL petrol pumps in the city, Ola said in a statement ... Read More »

Delhi High Court Directs Ola, Uber to Charge Government Rates From August 22

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed app-based taxi aggregators, including Ola and Uber, not to charge more than government-fixed rates from its passangers from August 22. Justice Manmohan gave 10 days to these aggregators to comply with the Delhi government’s 2013 policy, under which these cab companies were to charge fares prescribed by the Delhi Transport Department. According to ... Read More »

Delhi Chief Minister Warns of Strict Action Against Ola, Uber

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday warned of “strict action” against app-based taxis, including cancellation of permits and impounding of vehicles, for charging fares more than the rates prescribed by the government. “Strict action, including permit cancellation and impounding of vehicles, will be taken against app-based taxis which charge fares more than government-prescribed rates (sic),” Kejriwal said in a tweetMonday. ... Read More »

Ola, Matrix Partners Explicitly Deny Stake Sale to Uber

Bengaluru-based transportation aggregator Ola and its investors Matrix Partners India have categorically denied a report that appeared in DNA on Friday, which alleged that certain investors in Ola plan to sell their stake to Uber. The news report, based on information from an unnamed source alleged that Uber was acquiring stakes of all the investors, including the founders, except SoftBank, ... Read More »

Google Maps Integrates Ola and Other Ride Services

Alphabet’s Google on Tuesday announced a Google Maps update that would let you view more cab/ ride services and compare their fares, all inside a new dedicated ride services/ ride sharing tab. While the app until date had only Uber integration for users, it will now be showing cabs from other rival companies as well. This Google Maps update will ... Read More »

Ola, Uber Directed to Furnish Details of Cabs to Be Phased Out

Delhi High Court Tuesday directed Ola, Uber and the radio taxis’ association to give details, including registration numbers, of those cabs which they intend to phase out by March 31 as per the Supreme Court’s order. Justice J R Midha issued the direction to ANI Technologies Ltd, which operates app-based cabs under the name of Ola, Association of Radio Taxis ... Read More »

Ola Quietly Removes Bike Taxi Icon From App

Transportation aggregator Ola has withdrawn the option to book bike taxis through its app. Less than a week of piloting its bike taxis in Bengaluru, the option to book a bike taxi is no longer available on the app. Uber and Ola had both announced the launch of bike taxi services on the same day, and had said that the ... Read More »

Ola Shuts Down Ola Store and Ola Cafe

Ola has officially shut down its food and hyperlocal delivery services Ola Café and Ola Store, which were launched as pilots in March and July 2015 respectively. The Ola Café category no longer appears as a listing, we were unable to place orders on the Ola Store at the time of writing. An email announcing the closure of Ola Café ... Read More »

Ola, Uber Bike Taxis Seized by Regional Transport Authority in Bengaluru

The Karnataka government on Saturday seized five two-wheeler taxis belonging to app-based cab aggregators Uber and Ola for violating the Motor Vehicles Act and operating without requisite permissions. “They (UberMoto and Ola Bike) did not make any application so it is a violation of the Motor Vehicles Act. That’s why we have taken action against them. We have seized some ... Read More »

Uber Says Ola to Pakistan

Taxi-hailing app Uber launched its services in Pakistan Thursday as part of the company’s $250 million (roughly Rs. 1,683 crores) investment push that also includes expanding into the Middle East and North Africa. The San Francisco-based company will initially offer its service in the eastern city of Lahore. Chairman Punjab IT Board (PITB) Dr Umar Saif inaugurated the service at ... Read More »