Cab-hailing startup Ola, run by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd has slashed fares of its ‘Share’ offering by up to 45 per cent and expanded this service to three more cities. By starting services to Chandigarh, Jaipur and Ahmedabad, Ola Share will be available in 10 cities across India, the company said.
Ola has reduced fares across 7 cities where ‘Share’ is available. The highest reduction has been done in Mumbai and Bengaluru, where the fare has been revised to about Rs 3 per km. The reduced fare will also be applicable in these new cities.
Raghuvesh Sarup, CMO and Head of Categories at Ola, said, “Shared mobility is one of the key focus areas for Ola as it enables far reaching benefits like reduced pollution and congestion-free roads. We are constantly working to upgrade this experience for users as well as the driver-partners.”
According to a spokesperson from the company, Ola Share has been steadily gaining acceptance and the number of people opting for shared rides on the Ola platform is on the rise. In the last 8-10 months, Ola Share been able to able save upwards of 48 lakh kilograms of carbon emissions along with over 20 lakh litres of fuel as more and more people shared cabs. A recent unique two-week long campaign called #Doyourshare; accounted for savings of over 1200 tonnes of carbon emissions in just three metros: Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, the Ola official added.