Ola Group contributes INR 50 Lakhs towards Delhi Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to support COVID-19 relief measures

New Delhi, 15th April 2020: Ola Group, which operates Ola, India’s largest mobility platform, has pledged a sum of INR 50 Lakhs towards the Delhi Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) to support COVID-19 relief measures in the city. The Ola Group includes various business units including its ride-hailing arm, Ola Mobility, Ola Financial Services, Ola Foods and Ola Electric.

Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO of Ola Group said, “In the fight against COVID- 19, we stand together with the efforts of the Government of Delhi. The Chief Minister’s Relief Fund will be instrumental in providing on-ground relief and assistance to the worst affected in these times. With our humble contribution to the fund, we express our gratitude to the selfless service of tens of thousands of frontline staff, law enforcement personnel, govt officials and volunteers who are fighting this pandemic.” 

Ola Foundation, the social welfare arm of the company, had recently launched the ‘Drive the Driver Fund.’ The fund aims to support cab, auto-rickshaw, and kaali-peeli taxi drivers across the country, through contributions from the Ola Group and through a crowdfunding platform for citizens and institutions. The Ola Group and its employees have already contributed INR 20 crores towards this cause, while Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO, Ola has forgone his 1 year’s salary towards the fund. This long term fund will help drivers and their families through and beyond this pandemic, through various initiatives including financial support for medical emergencies as well as essential supplies distribution in driver communities. The Ola Group also contributed a sum of  INR 5 crores towards the PM CARES fund earlier last week.

Ola recently launched ‘Ola Emergency’ on its app to enable essential medical trips on its platform in cities such as Bengaluru, Gurugram, Visakhapatnam, Nashik, and Bhubaneswar and is poised to enter more cities including Delhi in the weeks ahead.  The new category will bring a much needed mobility solution for many citizens who do not have a mode of transport to access a hospital in case of a medical emergency.

About Ola
Ola is India’s largest mobility platform and one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, serving 250+ cities across India, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK including key global markets like London and Sydney. The Ola app offers mobility solutions by connecting customers to drivers and a wide range of vehicles across bikes, auto-rickshaws, metered taxis, and cabs, enabling convenience and transparency for hundreds of millions of consumers and over 2.5 million driver-partners.

Ola’s core mobility offering in India is supplemented by its electric-vehicle arm, Ola Electric and Ola Fleet Technologies, India’s largest fleet management business. With its acquisition of Ridlr, India’s leading public transportation app and investment in Vogo, a dockless scooter sharing solution, Ola is looking to build mobility for the next billion Indians. Ola also extends its consumer offerings like micro-insurance and credit led payments through Ola Financial Services and a range of owned food brands with India’s largest network of cloud kitchens through Ola Foods.

Ola was founded in 2011 by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati with a mission to build mobility for a billion people.

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