Ola, the India based ride-hailing company has just confessed its global expansion with the news to launch the service in Australia. The company is the most popular ride-sharing service in India also a top-notch rival for Uber. Today, the company has announced that soon it will be launching its first international service in Australia. The company is also backed by Didi, the Chinese ride sharing giant as a significant investor.
According to the announcement, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney will be first three cities to get the Ola Service. The company also said that it has already started the recruitment of drivers in these cities. However, in order to successfully step out India, the company is awaiting some of the clearance from the Australian government. Initially, the company will be launching only via privately hired vehicle owner in Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne and requesting to visit drive.olacabs.com for more details.
The India based ride-sharing company was founded back in 2011 and has made its way to the top against Uber in the country. The Ola service is available in more than 110 cities with 125 million registered users and almost 1 million drivers are part of the service. On its way to the success and going international the company has raised total 2.5 billion of the fund from the investors.
“We are very excited about launching Ola in Australia and see immense potential for the ride-sharing ecosystem which embraces new technology and innovation,” said Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO, Ola in the blog post. “With a strong focus on driver-partners and the community at large, we aim to create a high-quality and affordable travel experience for citizens and look forward to contributing to a healthy mobility ecosystem in Australia”
However, the Australian ride-sharing market comes under the Uber influence as it is available in 20 cities across the nation. This is not the first time Uber is getting a rival in Australia backed by Didi. In November, Taxify, another ride-hailing company from Europe also stepped in Australia challenging Uber. While explaining the move, the company also shared that how it is planning to provide a ‘high quality and affordable’ traveling experience to the citizens of Australia.
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow