An Ola spokesperson said a part of these opportunities would be aimed towards development of the driver-partner ecosystem in Haryana.
Taxi aggregator Uber CEO Travis Kalanick today said his company is very excited about its future in India with increasing penetration of smartphones.
"We have written to the government about proposed restrictions which could render our business inconvenient to customers and inefficient," Shailesh Sawlani, General Manager of Mumbai for Uber India, told PTI.
Digital payment solution Ola Money, part of taxi aggregator Ola, today reported over 1500 per cent increase in recharges across 102 cities of its operation in past 15 hours after government withdrew circulation denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes in a major move against black money and graft.
With the addition of five cities, Ola Share is now present in 15 cities, the company said in a release.
The feature will enable customers to book a cab even without internet. The customer has to send his location details to Ola via SMS following which the taxi aggregator will share driver details with the customer.
Ola has reduced fares across 7 cities where 'Share' is available. The highest reduction has been done in Mumbai and Bengaluru, where the fare has been revised to about Rs 3 per km.
Consumers across India will now be able to book an Ola cab ahead of their doctor‘s appointments, directly from Practo app.
Uber, the world's largest taxi aggregator wants to ride the Indian start-up wave. Its top boss at Uber Asia Eric Alexander tells CNBC-TV18's Nitya Balakrishnan, that it is the talent pool in the country that makes India such an attractive destination.
On the fourth day of odd-even scheme run by Delhi government, passengers faced difficulties in booking cabs as the platform showed fares to be as high as 5 times than the normal fare.
Uber's chief advisor, David Plouffe says the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with the Indian government will result in organised employment in the country.
Recently, Delhi government had conducted an odd-even experiment, allowing either number cars to ply on alternate days, in a bid to reduce pollution.
The aggregator integrated a cloud telephony solution, which sends an encrypted number to the driver whenever a customer books a cab.