Cab culture among middle-class working professionals has been growing in the last couple of years across the country. Today, it has become a preferred transport facility especially in metro cities and cab aggregators are battling with each other for users’ attention by easing convenience on all fronts. These companies are not losing a chance to be in news. However, it remains to be seen who will emerge as the winner.
Moving ahead, Taxi aggregator, Ola today partnered with South Western Railway to set up Ola Zones at 12 railway stations in Bengaluru. The locations of these Ola Zones include Majestic, Bangalore Cantonment, Yesvantpur, Krishnarajapuram, Yelahanka, Kengeri, Hebbal, Bengaluru East, Banaswadi, Whitefield, Byappanahalli, and Malleswaram in the city.
Commenting on the development, Vishal Kaul, Chief Operating Officer, Ola said, “We are excited to join hands with South Western Railway to build a convenient mobility experience for lakhs of commuters across the 12 key railway stations in Bengaluru City.”
“Over the last one year at Ola, we have been integrating our smart mobility solutions with key public service utilities to ensure last mile connectivity along with, building mobility solutions that cater to the diverse needs of consumers. Railway stations form a critical part of city’s transport ecosystem and our association with South Western Railway is an important step in this direction,” he further added.
The association is aimed to enable easy and affordable last mile connectivity for hundreds of thousands of commuters who arrive in Bengaluru through these railway stations on a daily basis.
The ‘Ola Zone’ will work as a pickup and drop off point for customers where Ola vehicles will also, be allotted dedicated parking spots. The partnership will ensure an expected time of arrival (ETA) of cabs that is as low as two minutes. Besides this, kiosks will have representatives to assist commuters in booking rides, etc.
Ola is working hard to grab the opportunity to replicate this model with other key public utility spaces across the country. The company has earlier, partnered with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Kempegowda International Airport and Bengaluru City Junction Railway Station, ensuring a seamless on-road travel experience for customers and driver partners alike.