From left: Sumit Tuteja, Senior Director – Product, Ola, Operators Anil Shinde and Kaizad Dadyburjor along with Anand Subramanian, Sr. Director – Marketing Communications, Ola at the launch of 'Ola Operator app'
Ola introduces new app for operators
Mumbai, June 3 2016: Popular taxi aggregator Ola, has launched its new ‘Ola Operator’ app – for entrepreneurs who have grown from one car to many on the Ola platform over the years, as well as operators who own cars, but employ drivers, to work on the platform. With this launch, Ola aims to add tens of thousands of new Operators onto its platform, including driver-partners who’ve turned entrepreneurs, operators in the business of transportation, as well as aspiring first-time entrepreneurs who would like to be part of the mobility ecosystem with minimal time commitment.
This new easy-to-use app will enable operators to conveniently track the location of every one of their registered vehicle, in real-time as well as receive live alerts on their running status. Operators can monitor log-in details, daily earnings and performance, all from a single window in real time as well. The app dashboard will display details on Operator’s current balance, total number of rides completed and earnings with break-up in cash and online payments made for selected period with detailing at a vehicle and driver-level. The app will also act as a repository for requisite documents viz. vehicle registration, insurance and license of appointed drivers, amongst others.
Says Sumit Tuteja, Senior Director, Product at Ola: “Entrepreneurs are key to our mission of building mobility for a billion Indians. Tens of thousands of driver-partners who joined us with a single car, have grown with us to become operators, owning many cars over the years. We believe that the technology needs for entrepreneurs to succeed at scale are different than what helped them grow as driver-partners. The Ola Operator app makes it possible for entrepreneurs across scale and size, to access and control their business on the Ola platform in real time, with the flexibility and convenience to operate from wherever they are.”
This launch also opens up opportunities for those who want to be part of the growing Indian mobility market, by attaching one or more commercial cars on the Ola platform and employing a commercially licensed driver.
Founded in January 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola (formerly Olacabs), is India’s most popular mobile app for personal transportation. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 102 cities can book from over 350,000 cabs and 100,000 auto-rickshaws and taxis. The app is available on Windows, Android and iOS platforms. In early 2015, Ola acquired TaxiForSure, India’s second largest cab aggregator, which continues to operate as an independent brand. Download "Ola Operator" app here