OLA set to launch its operations in Australia

Vastavam web: Indian cab aggregator Ola is set to go international with the launch of its operations in Australia in the coming weeks, a move that will further intensify its battle with US-based rival Uber.The SoftBank-backed firm is now onboarding private hire vehicle owners onto its platform in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Ola said in a statement.”We are very excited about launching Ola in Australia and see immense potential for the ride-sharing ecosystem which embraces new technology and innovation,” Ola co-founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said.

He added that the company aims to “create a high-quality and affordable travel experience for citizens” with a “strong focus on driver-partners and the community at large”.Uber launched its operations in Australia in 2012 and currently operates in 19 Australian cities including the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.Founded in 2011, Ola has over 125 million users and more than one million driver-partners across 110 cities on its platform in India.