Ola has taken another step towards global expansion and is giving a tough fight to Uber in the global market. T
After starting its operations in Australia this year, Ola is all set to launch its operations in the UK. This is the second country in which Ola has made its presence.
The company is working on licenses to start its operations nationwide by the end of 2018. For now, it has received licenses to operate in South Wales and Greater Manchester. Ola is expected to start its operations within the next month in South Wales.
A release from Ola said that the company offers both private and metered taxis through its application. The company intends to add other transportation services in the future. The company will use the same application that it uses in India. This will make it easy for someone travelling from India to UK, to use the same application to book a taxi.
The application though, will only accept card payments in UK.
Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and CEO Ola said, "Ola is excited to announce its plans for the UK, one of the world's most evolved transportation markets. The UK is a fantastic place to do business and we look forward to providing a responsible, compelling, new service that can help the country meet its ever demanding mobility needs."
"We look forward to our continued engagement with policymakers and regulators as we expand across the country and build a company embedded in the UK," he said.
Since its launch in Australia in February, Ola has gained over 40,000 drivers in seven cities where it runs its operations. It has over one million drivers in India, where it is active in over 100 cities.
Ola’s main competitor in India is Uber, which is also active in UK and Australia.
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