Mumbai based aggregator of car rentals and point-to-point cab services, Olacabs has announced the extension of its services in Delhi (NCR). With this extension Olacabs is now present in 3 metros including Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi.
Earlier in June Olacabs had announced to take its service to 10 cities, however according to the recent statement, now it is eying to roll out its service in another 4 cities by the end of this financial year.
The launch also brings interesting and affordable inaugural offer for millennium city residents, Gurgaon99 which enables commuters to book a point to point taxi within Gurgaon at a flat rate of Rs. 99.
For last 4 months, Olacabs has been running a pilot project in Delhi (NCR) to understand the patterns of traffic movement and demand of cabs across the region.
Tiger Global funded company Olacabs’s service can also be availed through Android app that allows users to book and monitor cabs in real-time with one press on their smart phones.With this application, customers can book the nearest Olacab and track its movement towards them with a one-touch interface on their smart phones. It provides users instantaneous confirmation of booking along with necessary details like the name of the cab driver and vehicle number, distance from the user’s location as well as expected time taken to reach the location.
Additionally, by using the app consumers can also tracks the real time movement of the cab from its location to the location of the customer, on a map. Registered users can also maintain a credit balance with Olacabs and use the service through the app as and when needed, without having to pay for the trip. (Read: Olacabs does Uber in India – launches mobile app for real time cab hiring)
Launched in January 2011, currently, Olacabs is doing 3000 bookings every day and plans to expand operations to 4 cities by the end of the financial year, the company said. In the NCR region, the company will offer cabs for business, leisure or personal trips including point-to-point service within the city, hour-based rental services and bookings for outstation travel.
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