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Uber’s India competitor Ola to launch in Australia

Ola, an Indian ride-sharing platform, will be entering the Australian market, giving competition to Uber. Founded in 2011, Ola claims to have over 125 million users in India, through its network of over 1 million driver-partners that it hosts across a 110+ cities. On an aggregate basis, Ola serves as many as a billion rides annually, through its platform.

Ola has taken a driver-partner focused approach to ride-sharing – investing in its partners to arm them with the necessary tools, skills and incentives. Ola has also collaborated with governments and communities to solve local transport issues in innovative and meaningful ways.

Ola will build on these values as it launches in Australia in early 2018. Starting January 30, 2018, Ola is inviting private hire vehicle owners in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to learn more about driving and registering with Ola.

“We are very excited about launching Ola in Australia and see immense potential for the ride-sharing ecosystem which embraces new technology and innovation. With a strong focus on driver-partners and the community at large, we aim to create a high-quality and affordable travel experience for citizens and look forward to contributing to a healthy mobility ecosystem in Australia,” said Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO, Ola.