Taxi hailing app service Ola, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maharashtra, to provide training for around 100000 youth across the state to be independent driver-entrepreneurs over the next five years and focus on developing opportunities for entrepreneurship for youth including women.

Under this initiative, Ola will be working with the Maharashtra Government to expand its network of driver owned cabs across multiple categories like micro, mini, prime as well as to Black and Yellow taxis (Kaali-Peelis) and Auto rickshaws in the state, by giving improved access to training, technology and revenue for aspiring driver-partners.

The Government will also collaborate with Ola towards making concerted efforts in providing the right training infrastructure and technology framework to make a significant difference in the current employment scenario.

“I am confident about our partnership with Ola resulting in the creation of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, accelerating our target of skilled 4.5 crore people by 2022,” said Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

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