Kochi: Ola, a popular mobile app for transportation, today announced the launch of autorickshaws on its platform in Kochi. Together with Kochi, Ola’s Auto service is now available in two cities in Kerala.
Customers in Kochi will now be able to book auto-rickshaws straight from the ‘Auto’ category on the Ola app. With an assurance of travelling at metered-fares, customers stand to get a consistent experience on every ride. They can track their rides on the app and also share their ride details in real-time on a live map with friends and family. Additionally, they will also get a system-generated bill immediately on completion over SMS.
Ola Autos are available in Kochi at Rs. 5 per kilometre with a base fare Rs. 25 and a ride time charge of Re. 1/minute. Night charges would be 1.25 times the normal fare.
Sundeep Sahni, VP – New Initiatives, Ola said, “Kochi is one of the most important port cities in the country and we are delighted to bring auto-rickshaws on the Ola app in the city. This will make auto rides comfortable, convenient and hassle-free for residents and tourist population alike. This will also create a better earning opportunity for Auto driver-partners on the Ola platform giving them access to consistent demand and better revenue throughout the day. We are committed to our mission of building mobility for a billion people, by enabling access to a wide range of mobility options including Auto-rickshaws on the Ola app.”
Shakir K T, Ola Auto driver-partner in Kochi said, “I am happy to partner with Ola. I don’t waste my time anymore, looking for passengers since bookings come to me automatically through the mobile app. I can now earn more given that I have a better opportunity to serve more customers with Ola.”
Every auto driver-partner on the Ola app goes through a KYC verification and training across behavioural, etiquette and technology to make the ride experience seamless for customers.
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