Ola kicks off Australia services in Perth
Cab hailing company Ola has started offering its services in Perth, Australia, ‘on a limited basis’
New Delhi: Cab hailing company Ola on Wednesday said it has started offering its services in Perth, Australia, “on a limited basis”.
The SoftBank-backed company last month had announced its plans to make a foray into the Australian market. “Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-sharing platforms, is now available on a limited basis to customers in Perth,” Ola said in a statement.
As part of the soft launch offer, Perth-based customers will be given their first two rides free up to the value of AUD10 per ride, it added. In January, Ola announced that it had started onboarding private hire vehicle owners onto its platform in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Uber is Ola’s main competitor in the Australian market. The companies are already locked in an intense battle for leadership in the Indian market. Uber launched its operations in Australia in 2012 and currently operates in 19 Australian cities including the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.
Founded in 2011, Ola has over 125 million users and more than one million driver-partners across 110 cities on its platform in India.
- Divi’s Labs Q4 profit rises 0.89% at Rs261 crore
- UK opposition party wants Vedanta delisted from London Stock Exchange
- Four years of Modi govt: Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code resets corporate rescue regime
- Donald Trump says China’s ZTE to pay $1.3 billion fine to re-open
- Small-format stores will drive Future Group’s growth: Kishore Biyani
Editor's Picks »
- Strengthen markets to aid farmers
- Paytm says never shared users’ data with third-parties, government
- Moon, Kim discuss scrapped US summit as Donald Trump signals optimism
- Taking stock of Narendra Modi government after four years
- All 7 ITR forms for assessment year 2018-19 activated for e-filing: Income Tax Department
- Motherson Sumi continues to face margin pressure in foreign markets
- What the Warren Buffett indicator tells us about market valuations today
- Jet Airways lands with a thud in Q4 as fuel costs increase
- IBC amendments: Some dilutions, and a lot more speed
- Patanjali’s gambit is paying off in toothpaste wars