Ola launches 'Ola Bike' on its app in Faridabad

| Updated: Apr 06, 2017 23:13 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 6 (ANI): Taxi and auto aggregator Ola on Thursday announced the launch of bikes on its app in Faridabad. With the launch of Ola bike, Ola is addressing last-mile connectivity by enabling reliable mobility in one of the leading industrial centers in North India. The company plans to onboard more than 500 bikes in the next few months. Ola offers a range of smart commuting options in Faridabad that include multiple cab options like sedan, mini, auto, Ola share and outstation, apart from Ola Bike. Ola Bike appears on the Ola app as a separate category. The commuter can book an Ola Bike similar to the way they book any other category. After the pick-up location is set, the nearest Ola Bike will get assigned and the commuters will have access to Ola's all key features including driver details displayed upfront, ride tracking, in trip navigation, SOS button, offline booking, easy payment using Ola Money, location and mapping innovations like Hotspots and share directions. Only one person can board the ride at a time. Chosen for the Government's 'Smart city mission', Faridabad is the most populous city of Haryana. Being an industrial hub, people in Faridabad travel to New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and other cities of Haryana almost on a daily basis. These factors have led to high vehicular pollution and traffic congestion in the city. A commuting solution like Ola Bike will help people maneuver through the congested roads of the city, in affordable prices and will add up to the transport ecosystem of the city by working as a last-mile connectivity solution for the commuters. "India has over 150 Million registered two wheelers and is the world's second largest producer of Motorcycles. Therefore, Ola Bike will not only tap into this growing category, it will also help in providing employment opportunities to millions of Indians and help them take their first step towards entrepreneurship," said Deep Singh, Business Head - North at Ola. "The launch of bikes on the Ola app follows the Company's MoU with the Government of Haryana to introduce innovative commute options for citizens across the state. Ola Bike has been made available in Faridabad at Rs. five per kilometer with Rs. 20 as base fare for first three kilometers, making them immensely useful for short trips," added Singh. After a successful year in Gurugram, Faridabad is the second city in Haryana where commuters can avail bikes through the Ola platform. Currently operating with over 800 bikes, Ola bike have registered a significant growth since its launch early last year. Known for its traffic bottlenecks, Ola bike has emerged as one of the most preferred smart and sustainable commuting options for the commuters in the Millennium city. For added convenience of bike drivers, the Ola app is available in nine Indian languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu, making it convenient and user friendly for local drivers to use. (ANI)