Ola to launch motorcycle taxis to raise its stake in online commuter marketNew Delhi: The Indian taxi provider Ola is planning to launch motorcycle taxis, the latest in a string of services the company is building to consolidate its turf in India's vast online commuter market.According to
New Delhi: The Indian taxi provider Ola is planning to launch motorcycle taxis, the latest in a string of services the company is building to consolidate its turf in India's vast online commuter market.
According to Economic Times, “The bike taxis will be on the lines of Indonesia's GoJek, Blue-Jek and Grabbike that transport both people and goods.”
The report also said, India's no.1 cab aggregator will also add a car-pooling feature on its mobile application and launch a shuttle bus service. It already runs an auto-rickshaw aggregation service.
Car-pooling services, too, are in a regulator grey zone. Several state governments support personal carpooling to lessen traffic and pollution.
Presently, Ola's lowest taxi offering is Ola Mini, priced at Rs 8 per km on a base fare of Rs 100 per ride in Delhi. OlaShare may segregate the pricing per kilometer, which will bring down the fares of the motorbike-taxi.
Ola has about 2.5 lakh cabs operating in at least 100 Indian cities through its platform. Moreover, it also plies 65,000 auto-rickshaws and black-yellow taxis. The company is likely to cross the annual gross revenue run rate of $1 billion (about Rs 6,500 crore) by the end of this year.