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Mobile app for personal transportation Ola has launched Ola Share, a social ride-sharing offering in Delhi-NCR. The service was first launched in Bangalore in October. The service starts, from today (Dec 15, 2015).

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Ishan Gupta, Head at Ola Share said, “We are excited to bring Ola Share to Delhi NCR at a time when the citizens and the government are taking a massive step to reduce on-road congestion. Ola Share will help citizens travel in the comfort of social groups they are part of, with convenient access from the Ola app.”

With Ola Share, customers can travel with members of social groups they are part of, without having to share their ride with strangers. Users can join multiple groups or simply choose to share a ride with anyone. Users can also request creation of groups with due email verification. As soon as a user requests a share ride on the Ola app, they will be matched with other users from their groups along their way.

Only CNG vehicles will be utilized for Ola Share bookings within Delhi, in line with Ola’s continued commitment to CNG adoption.

How Ola Share Works:

  • Ola Share will appear on the Ola app as a separate category. On sharing the drop location, the Ola app uses advanced algorithms to match users from common social groups, looking for a cab on the same route, in real-time.
  • When additional users en-route are identified, the driver’s device gets an alert with navigation to their pickup location within minutes, to join the ride.
  • A maximum of 3 people can share a cab together via Ola Share.
  • 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 Ola Share as well.

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