After months of its controversial operational shutdown in the Indian capital, Ola today finally has some signs of relief. India’s largest app-based cab service by market share has now been permitted to ply CNG cabs within the capital.

Ola sent an official statement to us, detailing the current permission grant,

As part of our ongoing effort, we have helped on-board thousands of CNG cabs on the Ola platform in Delhi to ensure that customers have continuous access to reliable personal transportation options at all times.  

Ola has made available multiple opportunities for driver entrepreneurs to adopt CNG, through various partnerships with car manufacturers, financiers and CNG distributors like IOCL that have further catalysed drivers to comply. 

In order to assist driver-partners to conform with the local regulations, we have introduced a first of its kind technology that will help distinguish CNG and Diesel vehicles on the app, allowing us to be aware as well as keep track of such compliance and will enable users to choose only CNG vehicles for usage within Delhi.

We respect the orders of the Honourable High Court and will continue to be committed to building mobility for a billion people.

Additionally, commuters within Delhi and NCR region will now get an option to choose within two Ola services — ride within Delhi or from Delhi to NCR.


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