First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Indian ride-sharing firm Ola has expanded its service to three cities in New Zealand and is offering passengers 50% discounts off journeys for the first month.
The company says its app comes with safety features which will allow riders in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to share location coordinates with friends, family and emergency services.
Passengers can also be picked up from Auckland and Wellington airports.
Ola says it intends to improve the app based on customer feedback. It can be downloaded from the Google Play and iOS App store.
In the UK, Ola made its service available to riders in South Wales and also obtained a licence to operate in Greater Manchester. The firm is also working with local authorities in a bid to make its cars available across the country.
Earlier this year, the company launched kiosks at five railway stations in the Delhi Division in India to help provide commuters with last-mile connectivity.
Users can book taxis with the assistance of Ola reps at the kiosks. The company also set up dedicated zones at each station which serve as pick-up/drop-off points to help reduce the cab’s expected time of arrival to two minutes.