India CSR News Network
MUMBAI: Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation, today shared details on how its shared mobility solutions are making a significant contribution towards reducing vehicular pollution and addressing traffic congestion in cities across India. As per latest statistics put together by the Company, Ola Share, India’s first social ride-sharing platform helped keep 3,75,090 vehicles off the road in Mumbai, since its launch in February 2016.
Apart from lowering the number of cars hitting the road, Ola Share also helped bring down CO2 emission levels by 7,05,660 kilograms as well as saving 2,94,024 litres of fuel because of users opting for shared rides on the Ola platform across the city.
Raghuvesh Sarup, Head of Categories & CMO at Ola said, “Shared Mobility is the future of transportation in India and Ola Share has enabled citizens to share their rides and pay only a fraction of the actual trip cost while contributing towards reduction in vehicular pollution and congestion in their city. Ola Share has emerged as the most friendly ride sharing solution in India in addition to being the most eco-friendly and most pocket-friendly.”
Raghuvesh further added, “At Ola, our mission is to build mobility for a billion people, and I am excited that growing adoption of shared mobility solutions like Ola Share by eco-friendly citizens of India, will form a large part of this while caring for the environment. Ola Share has helped save several million car rides and more than 2 lakh litres of fuel. Importantly, Ola Share has prevented emission of over 48 lakh kilograms of CO2 pan India, that’s as much as the weight of 1200 Indian elephants!”
Growing popularity of Ola Share has made it one of most preferred choice of the commuters and the offering is running successfully in 7 cities in India. Economic growth, rapid urbanization and environmental concerns are driving the need for innovative mobility solutions across the country.
Founded in January 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola (formerly Olacabs), is India’s most popular mobile app for personal transportation. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent and quick service fulfilment. Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 102 cities can book from over 350,000 cabs and 100,000 auto-rickshaws and taxis. Ola has also introduced a range of shared mobility services on its platform like Ola Shuttle and Ola Share for commute and ride-sharing respectively. The app is available on Windows, Android and iOS platforms. In early 2015, Ola acquired TaxiForSure, India’s second largest cab aggregator, which continues to operate as an independent brand.