IRCTC and Ola have signed an LOI (Letter of Intent) that will enable commuters to book an Ola on IRCTC platforms. IRCTC has now integrated the Ola booking API onto its platforms; both website and IRCTC mobile app. The service has already started which makes Ola the first mobility platform in the country to partner with the IRCTC to provide first and last-mile connectivity to commuters.
Both the companies have come to an understanding to further enhance the mobility experience and provide a one-stop solution to commuters on the IRCTC platforms. Ola cabs including Ola Micro, Ola Mini, Prime Play, SUVs, Ola Autos and Ola Share are available directly on the IRCTC website and mobile app. It also gives you an option to pre-book cabs up to 7 days in advance.
It also gives you an option to avail the Ola booking facility as a part of tourism packages, and travel itineraries. Ola says that its self-serving kiosk on IRCTC outlets at railway stations will also let users book cabs.
Commenting on the launch Saurabh Mishra, Head of Alliances at Ola, said:
We are proud to partner with IRCTC and this partnership truly stands for our vision to build robust and reliable mobility for a billion people. Since Ola’s inception, it is our constant endeavor to integrate our smart mobility solutions as an extension to existing public transportation infrastructure such as Railway Stations, Metros, and Airports, ensuring reliable first and last-mile connectivity for the commuters. The integration with IRCTC is not only the stepping stone to digitizing transportation end-to-end but is also, a leap in enhancing the commuter’s experience. We thank IRCTC for reposing faith in us to deliver on a project of this stature.
IRCTC spokesperson said:
The IRCTC – OLA partnership will provide first and last-mile connectivity to commuters. The ease of travel of our commuters is of prime importance to us and we believe that this association will help in delivering unparalleled convenience to the users on our platform, fostering and strengthening the culture of Digital India.