Tag - ola

Motor vehicles bill gives power to government to regulate Uber, Ola

With the Motor Vehicle Bill coming in place, the government will now have the power to regulate Uber and Ola. Many states lack the norms to regulate app-based cab services. This resulted in each state having varied guidelines. Once the law comes into place, the government will have the power to...

The premature death of Transportation as a Service in India

And why we may not skip car ownership just yet. After I moved back to India, I almost bought a car. But after looking at Gurgaon’s roads, the cost of ownership and the traffic I might have to deal with, I decided against it. More so because Ola (an India specific Uber competitor backed by […]

Indian Cab Industry : Survival of the fittest

Recent news on Softbank, writing off its investment in OLA; and change in revenue model by Uber; clearly validate the below hypothesis which was published in my previous article. Hypothesis# 1: – Cab aggregators are not working towards answering the most important question of this industry...

2 Ola Drivers Arrested For Raping And Killing 12-Year-Old Girl

2 Ola Cab Drivers allegedly raped a 12-Year-Old girl and threw her body off the Kolkata bridge. The victim lived on a pavement with her mother in central Kolkata, and was forced into the cab by the two drivers. A statement from Ola said, “We are saddened by the reports of the alleged...

Ola In Trouble! Drivers Protest At Chennai Office

Close to 100 Ola drivers have gathered at the company’s Chennai office protesting on several issues, reports ET. According to the drivers, Ola has set a high performance bar which makes it tougher for incentives. Also, Ola Micro which is the cheapest ride being offered by Ola [ Rs 6/km] does not...