Ola to launch cab service in London


Varun Singh

Ola has been granted a private hire vehicle operator license by Transport for London. The ride-hailing firm entered the United Kingdom (UK) in August 2018 and currently, there are more than 10,000 drivers registered on its platform in the country.

Not only has Ola been steadily expanding its presence across the UK, but it is also the only platform in the country to offer both private hire vehicles and black cabs. The grant of license will allow Ola to introduce its services in London, which has a population of over 8 million people.

"London is one of the world's most iconic cities and hosts a progressive mobility environment. We couldn't be more excited to bring Ola to London in the time ahead!" Ola spokesperson said in a statement.

While Ola is already one of the largest transportation platforms in the UK, it aspires to operate across the country from the biggest cities to towns with less than 3 lakh population.

"We are looking forward to building world-class mobility offerings for London, by collaborating with drivers, riders, the government and local authorities. Londoners will hear more from us closer to our launch in the city, as we get ready to serve them," the spokesperson said.