Ola launches fleet service in Kolkata with 50 cars to driver-partners; to invest Rs 350 cr

At the Bengal Global Business Summit held in the city in January, the government had signed an MoU with Ola to create 5,000 jobs in the city. The launch of fleet services on Thursday is a step in that direction.

Press Trust of India September 14, 2018 11:21:10 IST
Ola launches fleet service in Kolkata with 50 cars to driver-partners; to invest Rs 350 cr

Kolkata: Cab hailing service Ola on Thursday launched its fleet service here in which vehicles would be given on lease to driver-partners. West Bengal Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari said.

At the Bengal Global Business Summit held in the city in January, the government had signed an MoU with Ola to create 5,000 jobs in the city. The launch of fleet services on Thursday is a step in that direction.

Ola launches fleet service in Kolkata with 50 cars to driverpartners to invest Rs 350 cr

Representational image. Reuters

"The launch of Ola Fleet is a result of the MoU with 50 cars being given initially to the driver-partners. The company will invest Rs 350 crore and the number will be scaled up in future," he said.

Transport secretary B P Gopalika said that the cab aggregators, both Uber and Ola, should ensure that prices do not surge more than what had been allowed by the government.

The government has allowed a maximum surge of 45 percent over base fare for app-cab operators in the city.

Any complaint about abnormal surge would be dealt with strongly, he said.

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