- BMC has been provided with dedicated cars for every ward in the city to ferry health workers and paramedical staff across wards and their homes
Mumbai, April 15, 2020: Ola, India’s leading mobility platform, today announced its partnership with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to support essential mobility during COVID-19. Ola has provided a dedicated fleet of cars to BMC, in order to help ferry medical staff, healthcare workers and paramedical staff from homes to hospitals in Mumbai. The cars will also be used to ferry doctors and BMC officials across Mumbai to help the frontline warriors fight against COVID- 19.
Shri Rajesh Tope, Minister of Health, Government of Maharashtra, said “We are happy to partner with Ola and help ferry doctors, health-care workers and hundreds of frontline workers to help them perform their essential duties. We look forward to working with Ola to find more ways of helping Mumbaikars in our fight against COVID-19 in the true spirit of the city.”
Speaking on the partnership, Anand Subramanian, Spokesperson and Head of Communications, Ola, said, “We stand committed to our resolve of ensuring help to as many people during these turbulent times. This partnership will play an essential role in transporting COVID warriors like frontline and healthcare workers who are helping us in these crucial and testing times. We are thankful to BMC for the opportunity and will continue to work with them to enable essential mobility in Mumbai.”
Ola is working closely with the authorities to ensure all drivers and cars are equipped with essentials like masks and sanitizers and will also make certain that the earmarked cars will be thoroughly disinfected regularly.
Recently, the company launched a new category called ‘Ola Emergency’ in Bangalore, Vizag, and Nashik, to help citizens get to hospitals for non-COVID related medical trips. Over the course of the lockdown, Ola has implemented a host of measures intended to bolster support for citizens, drivers community. Most recently, the company announced that Ola Group has pledged a sum of ₹5 crores to the PM-Cares Fund to support COVID-19 relief measures at a national level and also committed a sum of ₹3 crores towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Funds of multiple states.
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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