Indian ride-sharing major Ola on Thursday announced that it has begun offering free rides in Australia's Melbourne city as a soft launch of its services with local driver-partners.
The company, however, did not specify how many free rides the passengers can avail, and up to what distance, in Melbourne.
Over 15,000 registrations from local driver-partners across Australia 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 Uber in the Indian ride-hailing market.
Ola claims to have 125 million users in 110 cities across the country.
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