Ola, Bangalore City Junction Railway Station tie-up to provide ’Ola Zone’ to travelers

08-10-2016
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Bengaluru: Taxi aggregator Ola has partnered with the Bengaluru City Junction Railway Station (SBC) for a dedicated Ola pick up zone within the railway station premises.

The arrangement will enable Ola driver partners to park their vehicles at a designated area inside the SBC premises, and offer a range of mobility options to thousands of travelers arriving in the city, everyday.

For customers without a smartphone or Ola App, deputed Ola representatives will book a cab and share driver details over SMS.

Bengaluru City Junction Railway Station (SBC) is one of the busiest railway stations in the country with a footfall of over two lakh passengers every day.

With this association, Ola aims to provide a consistent mobility experience to hundreds of thousands of passengers, arriving at the railway station, everyday.

Customers can make a booking from their app soon on arrival and proceed towards the Ola Zone, where their designated cab and driver will be waiting. Ola has also stationed few representatives at the Ola Concierge desk, to book a cab on behalf of passengers without a smartphone or internet access.

Ola has over 20 parking spots ensuring the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) as low as two minutes.

Earlier this year Ola signed a similar MoU with the Kempegowda International Airport for a designated ’Ola Zone,’ resulting in a seamless experience for customers and driver partners.

"We have always been focused on building a seamless mobility experience for customers. By being accessible for citizens in prime locations like the City Station, we will be able to solve for their mobility needs with absolute ease and convenience," said Vice President Operations at Ola, Karan Singh Shekhawat.

"This collaboration is a major step towards that goal," he added.

Dedicated Ola Zones will offer hundreds of thousands of visitors easy accessibility and availability of cars at the touch of a button and through concierge desks, with lower ETAs and convenient pick-up points.

Ola aims to replicate this model across other key public utility spaces in Bengaluru as well as across the other cities it operates in.

 

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