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Ola Expands its Business, Starts Services in UK

The seven-year-old Ola claims to have 125 million users in 110 cities

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Ola enters UK, rides in South Wales.

Indian ride-sharing major Ola on Monday forayed into the UK market by launching its services in South Wales, the company said in a statement.

“Ola will offer the customers in South Wales, including in Cardiff, Newport and Vale of Glamorgan, the option of hailing private hire vehicles and taxis on one platform,” the city-based online cab aggregator said in a statement here.

With a plan to expand across the UK by the end of this year, Ola said it has already obtained the licences to operate in Greater Manchester, in northwest England, where it will begin its operations soon.

Over the past few weeks, the company has received positive feedback from the drivers in South Wales, said Ola UK Managing Director Ben Legg.

“We will work with the local authorities in helping the people with their mobility,” Legg said in the statement.

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Founded in 2011, Ola has been competing against Uber in the ride-hailing market. IANS

As part of launching its services in UK, the company is offering limited discount rides to its customers.

Ola’s UK entry comes about seven months after it announced driving into Australia on January 30 to foray into the international market to rival US-based Uber.

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The Bengaluru-based firm is currently operating in seven cities across Australia including Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra.

Founded in 2011, Ola has been competing against Uber in the ride-hailing market.

The seven-year-old Ola claims to have 125 million users in 110 cities. (IANS)

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Top 5 Ride Hailing Apps in India

The top 5 ride hailing apps in India from some of the best companies have made traveling and everyday commuting so easy. Choose the company and app that meets your need and enjoy a very comfortable and affordable ride in India

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Take a look at the Top 5 Ride Hailing Apps in India. Pixabay

Online ride booking apps in India have revolutionized travelling in the cities. Whether it’s the office, mall, airport, or anywhere in the city, hail a cab and travel in comfort. Thanks to the ever advancing technology, booking a cab has become so much easier and affordable for people.

Taxi services are one of the best ways to travel in India now. Smartphones have truly changed the way taxi services operate today. Apps have actually made things smoother. Within few minutes you can hail a cab using apps and enjoy the ride to your destination. Apps have become the perfect tool. Like so many things, there are so many ride hailing apps in India, but which ones are the best?

Here are the top 5 ride hailing apps in India:

Uber:

Uber is a premium ride booking service operating across the world. It is also one of the top cab booking services in India. It started in India in 2013 and operates in all major cities in India including Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, and Mumbai. Its popularity is increasing and is now active in many smaller cities as well. For the regular commuters, it has become one of the best options.

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Photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (VOA)

One of the key features of Uber is that it has so many options from vehicle choices to distance, to sharing the ride to various payment options. The app is easy to work with and you can easily track your ride live, access ride history and pay in cash or online. Uber coupons are available for booking ride at discount prices.

Ola:

With more than 6, 00,000 registered vehicles across India, Ola is one of the top ride hailing apps in India. It operates in all the major cities in India and more than 100 other cities across India. It requires simple registration with email or phone number and then you are ready to go anywhere you want.

You have the option of choosing the ride based on type of vehicle, sharing, prices and distance. It is available in Android and iOS platforms and has more than 50,000,000+ installs. You can imagine the popularity this ride hailing app. Use Ola Coupons to book ride at cheaper rates.  

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Founded in 2011, Ola has been competing against Uber in the ride-hailing market. IANS

Meru Cabs:

It is another top cab booking app providing services across the major cities in India including Mumbai and Delhi. It is also available in Android and iOS platforms and offer ease of use. Some of the features of the app includes easy map navigation, route tracking, ride history and more. It also has a wide range of vehicle choices for economic ride to luxury rides to special events. It was founded in 2007 and has a tie-up with French taxi service app ‘Taxis G7’ making it a global cab service provider. People looking for affordable ride in the city can rely on the Meru Cabs app for quick booking.  

Savaari Car Rentals:

Adding to the list of India’s growing online cab hailing app is the Savaari Car Rentals. It specializes in both outstation and within the city rides. For people looking to book affordable car rental for outstation traveling need, Savaari offers the best option.  Its app is available both in Android and iOS platforms. All you need to do is register, choose your destination, and confirm the rides. It also has a wide range of vehicle options that can accommodate traveling needs of small and large party. It is operating in more than 90 cities in India, and is expanding still.

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Carzonrenet:

Carzonenet is another major cab booking service in India. It offers easy ride services in major cities in India including Delhi where it originated. The ride hailing app is available in both Android and iOS platforms. It is available for both short and long distance bookings making it ideal for the Indian market. Its switch to the app version from phone booking has made booking even easier. One of the major highlights of Carzonrent is that it collaborated with Government of India’s “Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)” in 2015 to provide easy taxi services. It offers flexible and affordable traveling solution with a wide range of vehicle choices.

Book your Ride with Easy to Use Apps

The top 5 ride hailing apps in India from some of the best companies have made traveling and everyday commuting so easy. Choose the company and app that meets your need and enjoy a very comfortable and affordable ride in India.