App-based taxi aggregator Ola has announced that customers in the city of Kolkata will now be able to book the iconic ‘Yellow Taxi’s’ through its mobile app.
1,000 Yellow Taxis across Kolkata have registered themselves with Ola right from the launch of the service, bringing the total number of Ola registered vehicles in the city to over 5,000.
All Yellow Taxi drivers registered with Ola will be equipped with smartphones and the process of booking one will be similar to booking other cabs on the Ola platform for customers.
The inclusion of taxis in the app will go live on August 28 and customers will be able to request for them by selecting ‘Taxi’. The fare for using regular taxis will be Government approved metered fares, with an additional convenience fee of Rs. 10 levied by Ola.
Apart from settling the fare the regular way with the driver, customers can also pay via Ola Wallet. Features such as sharing ride details, SOS button and driver details will be available to customers.