Last year happened to be bit rough for the likes of Ola and Uber and passed by mostly in seeking legal permission from the government to carry forward their operations. Now that the government has agreed to grant permission on certain terms, Ola is all set to fly high and has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Rajasthan to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the youth and also to bolster its presence in the state.
The agreement signed in the presence of Rajasthan’s Chief Minster, Smt. Vasundhara Raje, will add some wings to Ola to work with the state Government to provide skill development for 50,000 men and women across the state over the next five years.
That’s not it. Meanwhile, Ola will also introduce new mobility solutions across the state like Ola Autos and Ola Share amongst others in the coming months.
Ola reminds of how important the state is for their uprise in the nation and marks it among its key operating regions across the country.
PranayJivrajka, Chief Operating Officer at Ola said –
We are proud to partner with the Rajasthan Government. Through this partnership we aim to create more than 50,000 employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the state by investing substantially in skill development of youth and women in particular. We will further improve access to mobility in cities across the state by bringing on-board innovative transportation use cases like Ola Auto, Ola Share and many more to compliment the existing urban transportation system in Rajasthan.
Had its service launched in the Rajasthan last year, Ola claims to be first such service in the state and plans to serve around 75 million people in the region in coming days.
Ola has a strong hold in the nation and has its operations spread across 102 cities, with over 250,000 cabs, 75,000 auto rickshaws running under its reign. As per Ola’s last report, the company records over 1 million bookings a day across the 102 cities that it operates in.
Ola is expecting to clock 3 million booking requests a day, by April 2016. In June 2015, mobile intelligence reports showed that Ola and TaxiForSure mobile apps together, accounted for a presence in smartphones of 78% users in India.