• Monday, August 08, 2022

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Indian ride-hailing firm Ola ramps up Uber battle by starting operations in UK

By: Sarwar Alam

Indian ride-hailing company Ola began operating in south Wales on Monday (20) ahead of a planned expansion across Britain by the end of the year, intensifying its battle with US rival Uber. Britain is Ola’s second venture into a foreign market after it started operations in Australia in February. Unlike Uber, the company offers customers the option of private hire vehicles and taxis on one platform. Ola “looks forward to providing passengers with a dynamic, new responsible service,” Ben Legg, managing director of Ola UK, said in a statement. Legg emphasised Ola’s screening processes for drivers and safety features such…

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