India had come to a standstill (almost) when Ola and Uber drivers called for a strike in February and the cab service was a nightmare. However, after failing to garner attention from their respective employers, Ola and Uber drivers have now decided to introduce their own app. Reports suggest that nearly 8000 cab drivers are in favour of the idea.
The President of Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola Drivers And Owners Association, Tanveer Pasha, said in a statement:
We were to start discussing the logistics of the app with JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy during the protest at Freedom Park but he could not come due to health concerns. Nevertheless, he has promised his [...]
Ola has announced its exclusive partnership with OnePlus 2 today. This initiative will be available on the Ola app across 5 cities, that include – Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata.
This partnership means, that all Ola users can request for a free OnePLus 2 experience at their doorstep, by clicking on the OnePlus 2 icon that will be live on the Ola app. Users can use this app to get OnePlus invites and freebies and a few lucky ones will also stand a chance to win the OnePLus 2 invites.
“This is the first time ever, that an on-demand platform in the country is bringing an exclusive experience for its users, with the new OnePlus 2. Users can [...]
It seems Ola is bent on conquering the Indian market before its rival Uber does. After venturing into food delivery service and groceries, the company now wants to get into logistics services. According to a report, Ola has started testing a delivery service along the lines of UberRUSH, Uber’s courier service. The service will reportedly launch by mid-July.
As reported, the service will deliver shopping orders at the customer’s doorstep within three hours. Apart from that, customers can also use Ola app for various purposes, from sending parcels to picking up laundry. Ola is said to have tied up with several [...]
India is a country where more than half of its population still pay their daily expenses using direct cash rather than through credit cards. It is due to this fact alone that Uber is lagging behind Ola Cabs, which holds on to about 80% of the organised cab market here. But, this scenario may change soon enough for Uber, keeping in mind the fact that the taxi company is now conducting an experimental test in the city of Hyderabad that will soon enable riders to pay drivers directly in cash after their taxi ride
Uber users just have to open the app, go to payment options and select cash as the payment option. This will [...]
The app-based taxi services have made it possible for us to travel with ease. What more can one expect than a car waiting at your doorstep? But the question still hovers around their registration issues.
Recent news points out that the Union Information Technology Ministry has been asked by the Delhi Government to block the mobile applications of Ola, Uber and Meru Genie taxi-hailing companies. That means soon these taxi service providers are going to cease their operations, unless they receive their licence in time.
This nationwide ban was issued for all unregistered web-based taxi [...]