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Ola brings smart mobility ecosystem to Mizoram

ANI  |  Aizawl (Mizoram) [India] 

App-based ride-sharing platform Ola on Monday announced the launch of the company's best-in-class alongside its technology ecosystem in

The move follows a discussion with the government of to establish the need for Ola's in the city to ease traffic congestion and the lack of parking spaces.

With this launch, Ola aims to strengthen the infrastructure in the city; enabling reliable, affordable, and convenient commute for citizens and tourists alike; notably, to and from the airport.

Moreover, users will benefit from a seamless cashless payment via and 24X7 access to transportation; giving citizens their first experience of a hassle-free commute.

"We are delighted to further expand Ola's footprint to the north-eastern part of the country with our launch in Ola's partnership with the government of extends our commitment towards building mobility for a billion Indians," said vice president - operations, Ola,

"Apart from providing a smart platform to the people, we also expect to further boost the entrepreneurship opportunities for partners in the city and beyond. With the government's vision to make the state a major tourism destination, we see great potential to launch Ola's services in Aizawl," he added.

"Given the unique terrain, it is our constant endeavour to give residents of a reliable and strong infrastructure. To achieve this, it is important to invest in a sustainable infrastructure that reduces congestion and offers a hassle-free experience. Ola's expertise in city and technology will drive us towards this goal," said minister for finance, government of Mizoram, PU Lalsawta.

"Companies like Ola also help boost entrepreneurship by giving people access to a comfortable livelihood that offers consistent earnings. We are certain that bringing India's most popular transport platform to Aizawl will enhance the mobility experience for citizens and tourists alike," he added.

Ola's focus on micro-entrepreneurship has received a positive response from potential partners in the city, with 200 + drivers having signed up with the platform already.

For partners, Ola's foray enables a nurturing entrepreneurial ecosystem that offers and brand value.

Ola's strategic partnerships with on and maintenance to driver partners.

The company has also tied up with financial institutions which cover and loans on reduced interest rates for budding driver entrepreneurs.

In addition, Ola's driver partner offering has a proven track record of accelerating entrepreneurship and the company believes the Aizawl market is primed for this change.

The launch of Ola in Aizawl is the company's second public-private partnership in the north-east region this year, after Ola signed a MoU with Transportation Department to in Guwahati.

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First Published: Mon, February 26 2018. 13:28 IST