Tag: Ola

Indian regulator warns Uber, Ola to fix customer complaints else face penal action
Indian regulator warns Uber, Ola to fix customer complaints else face penal action

The CCPA grilled cab aggregators over their algorithms related to ride cancellations and surge pricing and directed them to be more vigilant regarding their customers.

Ola To Invest Rs 2,400Cr For "World's Largest" Scooter Factory In India

Chennai: Ride-hailing major Ola said that it will make an investment of Rs 2,400 crore for establishing the “world’s largest” scooter factory in Tamil Nadu on Monday. The Bengaluru-headquartered company said it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government for setting up the factory which is in line with the firm’s […]

Winter Session Of Odisha Assembly From Nov 20, Supplementary Budget On First Day

Bhubaneswar: The Winter Session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly will commence from November 20, a notification released by the Assembly secretariat informed on Wednesday. The schedule stated that the Supplementary budget for the State will be tabled on the first day of the session, i.e. on November 20. The sittings will continue till December 31, […]

Odisha: Ola Cab Loot Bid Foiled, 3 Arrested In Kendrapara

Bhubaneswar/Kendrapara: In what could have been life-threatening for an Ola cab driver, four miscreants allegedly attempted to decamp with the car by tying the driver’s hands and legs after boarding the vehicle in Bhubaneswar. As per reports, the miscreants after booking the cab for an outstation ride in the wee hours of Tuesday boarded it […]

Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Ola, Uber In India

New Delhi: Before the world realised the enormity of Covid-19 repercussions, ride-hailing companies Ola and Uber just appeared set for a long drive of fast-paced growth. After covering most major Indian cities and towns, Ola started expanding its services internationally, including in key global markets like London and Sydney. Uber too appeared to have found […]

Lockdown 4.0: Uber, Ola Resume Normal Ride Services In Indian Cities

New Delhi: Uber India on Monday said it has resumed normal ride services in 31 cities after the new Lockdown 4.0 guidelines came into practice with more relaxations. The company said that riders will constantly be notified with further information and the status of specific cities through its app. Among the cities when Uber has […]

Ola Uber
Lockdown 3.0: Ola, Uber Resume Services In Green And Orange Zones

New Delhi: With the government easing restrictions in select zones across the country from May 4 amid lockdown 3.0, Ola and Uber on Monday announced to resume their operations in green and orange zones across India. Uber will provide rides in green zones like Daman, Kochi, Guwahati and more places while it will provide rides […]

Ola's Real-Time Ride Monitoring System Arrives In India

New Delhi: Ride-hailing major Ola on Monday announced to expand its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based safety feature called ‘Guardian’ across several cities in the country. ‘Guardian’ uses real-time data from rides to automatically detect irregular trip activity, including prolonged stops and unexpected route deviations. After running a pilot project, the feature is now live in 16 Indian […]

Ola Aims To Shed 5-8% Of Staff Ahead Of IPO

New Delhi: With a view to become more nimble and have a sharper focus on growth and profitability, ride-hailing platform Ola has decided to restructure and redesign the company, starting with trimming its 4,500-strong workforce by 5-8 per cent which will be nearly 350 employees, company sources told IANS on Friday. The move is seen […]

RSS affiliate wants to curb surge pricing of Uber, Ola

New Delhi: Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, a key RSS affiliate, has declared war on ‘surge pricing’ by cab aggregators like Uber and Ola. In a letter to Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, the SJM has demanded regulation of surge pricing limits for taxi aggregators under Motor Vehicles Act 2019. SJM’s Ashwini Mahajan wrote, […]

Ola acquires Bengaluru-based AI start-up Pikup.ai

Bengaluru: Ride-hailing service Ola on Tuesday announced the acquisition of ‘pikup.ai’, an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up based out of Bangalore, for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, the team at pikup.ai will join Ola. Co-founded by Inder Singh and Ritwik Saikia, pikup.ai uses autonomous technologies like AI, computer vision and sensor fusion to […]

SC asks Centre to consider law to regulate Ola, Uber

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the central government to consider bringing a law to regulate mobile app-based taxi service providers like Ola and Uber to ensure safety and security of women passengers. A bench headed by Justice S.A. Bobde also asked petitioner Nipun Saxena to make representation before the Ministry of Transport […]

Odisha Assembly voices concern over vacant RI, Amin posts

Bhubaneswar: Members of the Odisha Legislative Assembly today raised concerns over vacant Revenue Inspector (RI) and Amin posts in the State. Seeking a reply from Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi, ruling party MLA Prafulla Samal stated that while the government is suffering losses of crores due to land encroachment, there are lot of […]

Google Maps to alert Indians if cab drivers deviate from route

New Delhi: Next time when you board an Uber or Ola from the airport, railway station or from a friend’s place at midnight anywhere in India, keep your Google Maps on. In case the driver deviates from the designated drop route for 500 metres, your phone would buzz with a prominent notification — informing you […]

Ola, Oyo on UK-India Awards 2019 shortlist

By Aditi Khanna London: Indian start-ups like Ola and Oyo, which have been on an expansion mode in the UK, are among some of the key names on the shortlist for the UK-India Awards this year. The awards, which will mark the closing of UK-India Week between June 24 and 28, are being judged by […]