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Ola Launches “Private CarPool” on its app in Delhi-NCR

Ola has launched Private ‘CarPool’ feature, allowing citizens in Delhi to pool rides using their private cars through Ola’s mobile app.Ola_Cabs_logo

With CarPool, users in Delhi will be able to take advantage of Ola’s route matching algorithms to pool rides in their car with fellow passengers looking to travel in the same route. CarPool on the Ola app is voluntary and free of cost for hosts and their fellow passengers. This initiative will help citizens comply with the state’s first of its kind experiment to implement the odd-even formula for private cars starting January 1, 2016 that is expected to curb road congestion and pollution in a significant manner.

The Friend List feature on the Ola app allows users to create a custom list by simply adding friends with their mobile phone numbers. This helps CarPool users travel with their identified friends, allowing for increased privacy. Alternately, hosts can also choose to share their ride with anyone outside of their friends. All of Ola’s safety features including Track your Ride, Share Ride Details, SOS, Emergency Contacts, 24×7 Customer Support and In-trip feedback are available on CarPool as well.

Qn : What about the legal perspective?

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