After Australia, Ola announces its plans to foray into UK

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Ola today announced it is planning to enter the UK, bringing a dynamic, responsible new service to the market. The company has obtained licenses to operate in South Wales and Greater Manchester and will launch operations in South Wales within the next month.

The company claims that it is the only ride-hailing app in the UK providing options like PHVs and Black Cabs through one consumer-friendly platform. The company is working with local authorities across the UK to expand nationwide by end of 2018. Ola’s passenger safety features include DBS screened drivers,  24/7 voice support, options to share ride details with emergency contacts and in-app emergency features.

Back in February, Ola announced that it foraying into Australia where it now operates in seven major cities and over 40,000 drivers across Australia have registered since its launch in February and have completed millions of rides. Ola mentioned that it now conducts 1 billion rides each year globally, with more than 1 million drivers and 125 million customers in over 110 cities.

Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO of Ola, commented:

Ola is excited to announce its plans for the UK, one of the world’s most evolved transportation markets. The UK is a fantastic place to do business and we look forward to providing a responsible, compelling, new service that can help the country meet its ever demanding mobility needs. We look forward to our continued engagement with policymakers and regulators as we expand across the country and build a company embedded in the UK.