Cab aggregator Ola on Friday announced the launch of Ola Share, a social ride-sharing platform, in Kolkata.
Ola Share will allow users who travel on the same routes to share their cab rides with users from social groups they are part of starting today, the company said in a statement.
A ride can now be shared by up to three people at any point in time, the statement said.
(Also see: Ola Brings Ride-Sharing Feature to Delhi NCR Region)
Ola Share already launched in Bengaluru, Delhi NCR, and Mumbai. Another cab aggregator Uber also said it will introduce ride share in the city this year. Ola launched its services in Kolkata in November 2014 city.
(Also see: Ola Launches Private ‘CarPool’ Feature in Delhi NCR)
Speaking on the launch, Ishan Gupta, Category Head – Shared Mobility said, “After seeing tremendous adoption and response for Ola Share in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, we are thrilled to bring Ola Share to Kolkata. As one of India’s most populous cities, Kolkatta can benefit immensely from shared mobility options. Ola Share helps make transportation within a city more affordable and helps reduce pollution and on-road congestion. It also gives users the option to travel in the comfort of social groups they are part of, with convenient access from the Ola app. With Ola Share, we are enabling access for more citizens than ever before and furthering our mission of building mobility for a billion people.”