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You can now book Ola and Uber through Google Search

In case the user doesn't have the Ola/Uber app installed on the device, Google Search will show a link to install the app

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Consumers can now select a cab-hailing service from Search after typing in requests for taxi to Delhi, or Ola/to airport, for example.

They will see a tab for and Ola, with fare estimates and pick-up times.

and are cab-hailing apps.

When a user requests for taxi to Delhi or Ola/to airport, the Search app or browser will ask the user to select a service and open the app to book the ride.

In case the user doesn't have the Ola/app installed on the device, Search will show a link to install the app.

"Choosing the best transit option can be a task at times. Our aim is to help users simplify their everyday travel. With this, users will be able to order, explore, and make quick comparisons about the best estimated taxi fare directly from Search results on their mobile," program manager Sanket Gupta said.

Earlier this year, the feature was put on Maps.

said the move helped facilitate its focus on making cab bookings more accessible and seamless for customers everywhere.

First Published: Thu, October 20 2016. 08:03 IST