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Ola offers free rides in Melbourne

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

Indian ride-sharing major Ola on Thursday announced that it has begun offering free rides in Australia's city as a soft launch of its services with local driver-partners.

"Customers in city can download Ola application, register for an account and book their rides," the said in a statement here.

The company, however, did not specify how many free rides the passengers can avail, and up to what distance, in

On January 30, Ola announced its foray into the international market to rival US-based It began its operations in in February starting with and later in

"Over the coming months, the rollout of operations in will continue with cities like Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, and Hobart," the statement said.

Over 15,000 registrations from local driver-partners across have been received so far, it added.

"With a low 7.5 per cent introductory commission rate, driver-partners can earn more money and access it easily."

Founded in 2011, Ola has been competing against in the Indian ride-hailing market.

Ola claims to have 125 million users in 110 cities across the country.



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 14:14 IST