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Ola to add 6,000 CNG cars in NCR

Company to invest Rs 200 crore for CNG adoption over the next six months

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BS Reporter 

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Bengaluru-based taxi aggregator Ola on Wednesday said about 6,000 new CNG cabs have been added to its platform recently in Delhi-National Capital Region area. The company said it would invest Rs 200 crore for compressed natural gas (CNG) adoption over the next six months. The announcement follows Supreme Court's judgement that the taxis operating in NCR should mandatorily run on CNG by March 31, 2016.

"We are committed to providing a seamless mobility experience in the state in adherence to the local regulations, at the same time empowering our driver-partners by helping them switch to CNG with no negative impact on their earnings. Going forward, we plan to invest Rs 200 crore towards innovative green fuel technology, leasing of CNG cars as well as strengthening the ecosystem to catalyse greater CNG adoption in the region," said Rahul Maroli, vice-president, Strategic Supply Initiatives, Ola.

Ola's current CNG fleet in Delhi-NCR stands at 26,000, with plans to further continue on-ground programmes to help driver-partners seamlessly switch to CNG vehicles. The company says it aims to build its CNG fleet further by adding over 2000 cars across Micro, Mini and Prime to ensure availability at all times.

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First Published: Thu, March 24 2016. 00:29 IST