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Ola expands in Australia; launches cab services in three more cities

Ola said its service has received a strong response from driver-partners with over 30,000 driver-partners registered across Australia

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ola

Indian cab-hailing firm on Tuesday said it has expanded its services in to three more cities - Brisbane, and

The SoftBank-backed company also plans to roll out services to Adelaide, and in the coming months, said in a statement.

In January, had announced its plans to foray into the Australian market. Thereafter, it started offering services in six cities including and

Ola said its service has received a strong response from driver-partners with over 30,000 driver-partners registered across

"As we continue to expand across Australia, we have seen that customers and driver-partners are choosing Ola over competitors for the best ride-share experience possible. By doing so, everyone is choosing an affordable and better way to move," Ola Vice President, of International, said.

Ola's main competitor in the Australian market is Interestingly, is also an investor in

launched its operations in in 2012 and operates in a number of cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and

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 but also delivery, with Ola acquiring Foodpanda's business. US-based Uber runs on-demand delivery app UberEATs in select Indian cities.

First Published: Tue, May 22 2018. 14:56 IST