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Ola accelerates international expansion, to enter UK mkt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

After Australia, Indian ride-hailing company is set to foray into the UK market, starting with and

The company, which had started operations in earlier this year, plans to offer services across the UK by the end of this year, said in a statement.

"has obtained licences to operate in and Greater Manchester, and will launch operations in within the next month," it said.

Ola added that it will be the only ride-hailing app in the UK to offer passengers the option of (PHVs) and Black Cabs through one app, which will see additional being incorporated in the future.

The company is working with local authorities across the UK to expand nationwide by end of 2018, it said.

The Bengaluru-based company will include DBS screened drivers and processes such as 24/7 voice support, options to share ride details with emergency contacts and in-app emergency features for passengers' safety.

"Ola is excited to announce its plans for the UK, one of the world's most evolved The UK is a fantastic place to do business and we look forward to providing a responsible, compelling, new service that can help the country meet its ever demanding mobility needs," Ola said.

He added that the company will continue to engage with policymakers and regulators in the UK as it expands across the country.

In Australia, Ola offers its services in seven major cities -- Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and

Over 40,000 drivers across have registered with it since the launch in February.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 14:00 IST