Indian firm Ola expands services to Coventry, Warwick


The business expansion came after local councils issued both taxi and private hire licences to the company.The Bhavish Aggarwal-led business is witnessing an expansion spree after it launched its services in Britain, Australia and New Zealand (Photo: NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images).
The business expansion came after local councils issued both taxi and private hire licences to the company.The Bhavish Aggarwal-led business is witnessing an expansion spree after it launched its services in Britain, Australia and New Zealand (Photo: NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images).
INDIA-BASED ride-hailing business Ola has expanded its service to two more British cities.
The transport network company on Tuesday (1) launched its services in Coventry and Warwick.
With the latest expansion, the company, which is based in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru, now has a presence in nine cities in the UK.
The business expansion came after local councils issued both taxi and private hire licences to the company.
The Bhavish Aggarwal-led business is witnessing an expansion spree after it launched its services in Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
Alok Pandya, Ola’s regional manager for the West Midlands, Coventry and Warwick, said: “….we feel immensely proud that our drivers have already provided over one million rides across the UK.”
Passengers have taken more than one million rides across the UK through Ola’s ride-hailing application, since it launched in Cardiff last year, according to the company.
Ola is India’s largest mobility platform and one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, serving more than 250 cities across India, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
The Ola app offers mobility solutions by connecting customers to drivers and a wide range of vehicles across bikes, auto-rickshaws, metered taxis, and cabs.
It ensures convenience and transparency for consumers and over two million driver-partners.
Ola was founded in 2011 by Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati.
The Indian company’s expansion into the western market comes amidst its fundraising from venture capitalists.