Indian cab hailing firm Ola today said it has started operations in Melbourne, expanding its services in the Australian market.
In February, the company had kick-started its services in Australia with Perth. In January, the SoftBank-backed company had announced its plans to foray into the Australian market
Ola continues to receive positive response from driver-partners with over 15,000 registrations across Australia, the company said in a statement.
Ola offers driver-partners in Australia 7.5 per cent introductory commission rate and daily payments, helping them earn more money, it added.
We've been humbled by the response from passengers and drivers alike in Perth and Sydney, and are incredibly excited about launching Ola in Melbourne, Ola Vice President (Head of International) Chandra Nath said.
The companies are already locked in an intense battle for leadership in the Indian market.
They compete not only in the ride-sharing space in India but also food delivery, with Ola acquiring Foodpanda's India business. US-based Uber runs on-demand food delivery app UberEATs in select Indian cities.
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