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Ola streamlines corporate travel for top companies like Airtel, Reliance ADA, L&T across India


~ Empowers thousands of enterprise customers by offering a seamless mobility experience ~

Thousands of companies already benefiting from Ola Corporate - Airtel, Reliance ADA, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Thomas Cook & Godrej form the latest additions to the high profile list of Ola’s enterprise customers
Ola enables a brand new feature, ‘Manager approval’ for a seamless travel experience

Ola streamlines corporate travel for top companies like Airtel, Reliance ADA, L&T across India


Bangalore, September 16th, 2016: Ola, India’s largest transportation platform, today announced that top companies like Airtel, Reliance ADA, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Thomas Cook and Godrej are the latest to adopt its unique enterprise offering - Ola Corporate. Ola Corporate already enables seamless business travel for more than 200,000 employees in over 100 cities across India. Apart from options to ride across categories like Ola Micro, Ola Mini, Ola Prime, Ola Rentals, Ola Lux and Ola Share; Ola Corporate has started integrating deep into companies HRMS and expense management systems to deliver a true enterprise class product in the transportation segment. Ola has also built a post-ride, approval mechanism on its own platform, allowing managers in these companies to track and approve rides taken by their teams. Top companies like Airtel, Reliance ADA, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Thomas Cook & Godrej aim to reduce business travel expense by up to 60%, with Ola’s Corporate services.

Ankit Jain, Head - Ola Corporate said “We launched Ola Corporate in the beginning of the year, inheriting benefits of Ola’s technology platform to simplify the way executives travel for business. We are delighted to extend our service to India’s leading organisations. With the addition of a host of exclusive features, we are confident that our service will bring immense value to hundreds of thousands of working professionals and enable seamless mobility experience for their business travel”. He further added, “Ola Corporate is leading the evolution of enterprise transport in India. This is an important step towards our goal of ensuring mobility for a billion Indians, by addressing a major use case with unique and customised solutions.”

Speaking on the partnership with Ola, Ram Kuppuswamy, Global Chief Sourcing Officer at Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) said, “With over 18,000 employees spread across 100+ cities and towns in India, our transportation needs for business travel are extremely varied. Ola understands our unique needs and has tailored its solutions to serve a wide range of use cases. We are delighted to partner with Ola and avail of their corporate services. In our experience of working with them, we are already seeing immense benefits from increased employee convenience, simplified accounting and greater control over costs by using Ola Corporate.”

With this partnership, Airtel, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Reliance ADA, Taj Hotels, Thomas Cook and Godrej become the latest additions to Ola’s enterprise clients ranging across young startups, SMEs, PSUs and large conglomerates. Launched earlier this year, Ola Corporate offers enterprise customers, the flexibility and ease of hailing an Ola as and when required for business and pay from their company’s centralized pre-paid account. With convenient app based bookings and ETAs of less than 5 minutes across all major Indian metros, Ola significantly reduces the time wasted in waiting for scheduled transport. Centralized billing makes the entire process of applying for transport reimbursements redundant for corporate travelers and organizations, resulting in improved business productivity. Ola Corporate has helped companies save up to 60% on business travel.

Ola comes with comprehensive safety standards like live ride tracking, thorough verification of driver partners, number masking and emergency in-app SOS button; to ensure a safe and secure travel experience for corporate and retail users alike.

About Ola:
Founded in Jan 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola (formerly Olacabs), is India’s most popular mobile app for personal transportation. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent and quick service fulfillment. Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 102 cities can book from over 450,000 vehicles across cabs, auto-rickshaws and taxis. Ola has also introduced a range of shared mobility services on its platform like Ola Shuttle and Ola Share for commute and ride-sharing respectively. The app is available on Windows, Android and iOS platforms. 
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Rideji Offers ‘Assistance On Call’ Service For Speedier Connectivity With Customers



 May 27 2016,  17.27 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Delhi,Gurgaon,27th May,2016: Rideji, the pioneer in two wheeler taxi services, announced the launch of its latest facility – Assistance on call. The service will empower customers to obtain the nearest riders phone numbers for a direct contact with them. ‘Assistance on call’ will also enable riders to reach the customers faster and carry out the ride after showing the pre-defined rate model.

As the maximum calls for services are received from 8 to 10 in the mornings and 5.30 to 7 in the evenings, the service will offer a speedier and seamless connectivity to commuters during rush hours.

Rideji Offers ‘Assistance On Call’ Service For Speedier Connectivity With Customers

Rideji Offers ‘Assistance On Call’ Service For Speedier Connectivity With Customers

Rideji Offers ‘Assistance On Call’ Service For Speedier Connectivity With Customers


Rideji’s consumer base comprises of approximately 37% women and one in every 3 ride with Rideji is a female passenger. To cater specifically to its female clients, the company is in its beta operations and is soon planning to add female riders.

Rideji provides convenient last mile connectivity option from metros, bus stops or any other destination by offering hassle-free, safe and economical travel experience for daily commuters with its pre-defined fares. Owing to the heavy demand for Rideji’s services, the company is planning to add a fleet of 500 more riders in the coming days.


Rideji has received immense positive response from customers for its quick and safe transport solutions. Presently, Rideji operates with a fleet of 50 certified riders and 100 validated riders to meet the growing demand of last mile connectivity by offering premium quality service.

Mr. Kiran, co-founder of Rideji, said, “Rideji is dedicated to providing best-in-class services for its esteemed customers. ‘Assistance on call’ is in line with our goal of elevating the travel experience by providing speedier and smooth connectivity. He added “We are delighted to witness the immense response the service has received.”


The registered bikers at Rideji are well trained about their personal, moral and social responsibilities with women safety as the top priority through regular workshops. The diligent network of riders is reliable, friendly and practically understands shortcuts in the city, to reach the destination faster and with safety.  

About Rideji

Rideji is India’s personal time saver App, which enables people to hitch a ride with bike riders having empty pillion seats. It offers one-of-its-kind delivery services for delivering packages at a rapid space, irrespective of distance or traffic.

Conceptualised by four Founders, Kiran, Vineet, Mukesh and Yudhister, this inimitable App is designed to create last mile on Instant Delivery and Ride share. It provides an all-in-one convenience services namely; Your Driver, Your Courier & Your Personal Shopper!

Presently, the services are functional in Gurgaon and Dwarka. The brand is planning to expand in 6 cities across India to bridge the demand-supply gap. It is targeting 5000 transactions by the end of July 2016 on a daily basis and is aiming to have 1,00,000 registered users by the end of August 2016. The company has esteemed associations with leading payment gateways services to offer best user experience.

For more information, kindly visit http://www.rideji.com/ 
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Bikxie launches the country’s first women-only two-wheeler taxi service, Bikxie Pink



Service officially inaugurated at Gurgaon with Ms. Madhu Kishwar as Chief Guest

 January 20 2016,  18.55 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

New Delhi, January 20, 2016: Bikxie, the two-wheeler taxi service provider launches its women-only service, Bikxie Pink in Gurgaon. Bikxie Pink, a first-of-its-kind service in India, offers a fleet of Scooties driven only by women drivers. The service further bolsters Bikxie’s position as the only two-wheeler taxi service dedicated completely to the safety aspect with a special focus on the security and comfort of its women passengers. Bikxie Pink was officially inaugurated by Indian academic, writer and women’s rights activist, Professor Madhu Purnima Kishwar on January 20, in Gurgaon.




Bikxie Pink will initially be rolled out with five women drivers and the fares will be the same as the Bikxie service for men. The women drivers will be given same comprehensive training and screened via the same police verification process that the male drivers undergo.




Bikxie Pink was conceptualised based on the company’s internal research. It revealed that while male passengers would opt for a fast and reliable two-wheeler taxi with enthusiasm, female passengers would be reluctant on account of safety concerns and apprehension of riding behind male drivers. To make female customers feel safe, the company has launched Bikxie Pink.




Speaking on the launch, Professor Kishwar said, “Women, today, are highly aspirational and independent. However, due to issues relating to safety in public places and paucity of safe mode of travel, they are often thwarted in achieving their full potential. Bikxie has done us all a great favour by launching a swift, safe and completely stress-free solution to the last mile connectivity problem for women. With Bikxie Pink, women can enjoy an efficient & affordable two-wheeler taxi service without worrying about their personal safety.”




Mohit Sharma, Co-Founder & Chief Executive officer, Bikxie, said, “At Bikxie, we are driven by a single-minded focus on making last mile connectivity absolutely seamless and safe for everyone. Bikxie Pink has been launched as a move in the same direction. We understand that our women passengers may not always be comfortable riding pillion to a male driver. They now have the choice to opt for a vehicle with a woman driver and get to their destination safely and comfortably.”




Bikxie also offers other safety features which ensures its services are completely foolproof for commuters, both male and female. Its specially developed app comes equipped with the option of feeding in an emergency contact and also has an SOS button. Once the SOS button is pressed, the emergency contact no, immediately gets the current location of the bike, bike no and the driver’s contact no.




All these enhancements make Bikxie an extremely secure solution for all passengers, male or female. With the launch of Bikxie Pink, the company has taken its promise of offering the most reliable travel solution a notch higher.  

Bikxie launches the country’s first women-only two-wheeler taxi service, Bikxie Pink

Bikxie launches the country’s first women-only two-wheeler taxi service, Bikxie Pink

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Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon Launches Drive to Distribute First Aid kits, Impart Basic Life support Training to bike taxi officials



·         Nearly 50 First Aids kits given out to Traffic police personnel to equip them with immediate medical assistance for road accident victims

·         BLS training imparted to bike taxi officials of YAYA

·         Ambulances placed at NH8 to provide better and quick services in road accident incidents

January 14 2016,  12.56 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Gurgaon,14 January 2016: As we observe Road Safety Week, leading mutli-specialty healthcare provider, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon has launched a series of drives and initiatives to help raise awareness of road safety measures, and equip traffic personnel and officials of bike taxi to save more lives on the deadly Indian roads.

Contributing to the campaign since first day of the week, the hospital initiated a drive to install first aid kids in the jeeps of traffic police personnel, who are usually the first persons to reach accident sites. The hospital volunteers distributed First Aid Kits to the Traffic Police jeeps on. The distribution of kits not only equipped the traffic police personnel with immediate medical assistance to help a road accident victim, it also emphasized on the importance of the observing personal safety, especially while on roads.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has projected that by 2020 road accidents may account for as many as 546,000 deaths in India. With nearly 400000 road accidents, India suffers a loss of up to 1.42 lakh lives every year, while hundreds of victims are left with permanent disability making the country’s roads the most dangerous roads in the world.

“Many lives are lost due to inadequate emergency care provided to the victims of road accidents every year in India. Considering the high rates of road fatalities, a WHO report has suggested India to have more number of deaths due to road accident than anywhere else in the world. At our hospital, of 10 emergency patients, we encounter atleast 3 to be accidental cases. With huge number of road accidents, nearly 30-40% cases coming to our hospital are road accident cases. In this context, it has become important to observe a week like this wherein people would not only be educated about the importance of safe driving and following traffic rules but would also be equipped with crucial life saving skills,” said Dr Imtiyaz Gani Reshi Consultant And Emergency Head ,Paras Hospitals Gurgaon.

Government statistics present a very dismal picture of Gurgaon as maximum accidents are believed to occur here. The year 2014 witnessed nearly 716 accidents on the district’s various highways. Further, data procured till 28 February, 2015 showcased that 107 accidents had already occurred in Gurgaon. Considering the fact that many lives and disabilities are caused due to lack of immediate medical supervision to the injured, the hospital also provided BLS training to the bike taxi officials who are regular pliers on the road and often witness mishaps closely. The training included educating the bike taxi officials with important emergency practices such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or measures to control bleeding.

“Loss of life in case of road accidents due to excessive blood loss is a very common thing. Additionally many lives are lost while transferring the victim to the hospital from the accident spot as during the time, the patient is not given any immediate relief to be able to sustain till the destination. Amidst the scenario, where sometimes even the ambulance takes time reaching the spots, people like auto and taxi drivers are available within the reach. In case of Gurgaon, the trend of bike taxi is very prevalent. Therefore, we thought it would be best to train them with BLS training as they happen to be the first reaching the victim. A basic BLS training can help in saving lives,” added Dr Reshi.

The hospital also contributed to the drive by placing its ambulances on NH8 throughout the week. The ambulances were kept on high alert to be able to reach to the nearest spot as early as possible to avoid maximum possible loss in terms of life and healthcare.


Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon Launches Drive to Distribute First Aid kits, Impart Basic Life support Training to bike taxi officials






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Bikxie launches its two-wheeler taxi service in Gurgaon



January 2 2016,  11.59 AM IST || Pocket News Alert

On-demand two-wheeler taxi service Bikxie launches its services in Gurgaon




Unveils its last mile connectivity solution at Gurgaon RTO on January 1, 2016




New Delhi, January 1, 2016: Bikxie, the two-wheeler taxi service provider launched its services in Gurgaon on January 1, 2016. The on-demand service will ease the problem of last mile connectivity in the Millennium City with a safe, speedy and highly convenient option to get to and from metro stations, bus stops or any other destination. Bikxie was launched at the Gurgaon Regional Transport Office in Mini Secretariat by Shri T L Satya Prakash, Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon and Shri Sushil Sarwan, RTA Gurgaon.





Bikxie will be available as an app and commuters will also be able to hail the two-wheeler taxis from key locations around the city including metros and universities. Passengers can also enquire about Bikxie’s services on the toll-free number 18001034685.




Recognising the potential in this space, three enthusiasts from different background, Mohit Sharma (MBA Finance, NMIMS Mumbai), Divya Kalia (MA Economics, GIPE Pune) and Dennis Ching (MBA Marketing ITM Mumbai) co-founded Bikxie, a two wheeler taxi service for last mile connectivity.





Bikxie aims to ease the daily commute of college students and office goers as well as users in residential areas. The key USP of Bikxie is the safety aspect that is bundled into its services. Drivers are enrolled with Bikxie only after undergoing thorough police verification. They are then given comprehensive training, covering various aspects like customer management, safe driving practices, traffic rules and first-aid management.





The App also has a SOS button which can be pressed by the passenger at anytime should a need arise. Once the SOS button is triggered, a call will instantly go to the passenger to check his well being. The exact location of the bike will also be monitored through our GPS system. Additionally, the passenger can feed in a safety contact into the app. As soon as the trip starts, the safety contact gets a message with the driver’s name, bike number and phone number along with all trip details. When the ride ends, the safety contact is intimated again. Enhancing the safety quotient is the fact that comprehensive insurance is in place for both the driver and the passenger in case of any accidents.





To heighten the comfort and convenience of passengers, they are given a hair net to be worn before wearing the helmet to ensure maximum hygiene. To offer protection from pollution, they are given masks for the trip and wet wipes at the end of it. First Aid Kit is also provided to the drivers so they can attend to any minor medical emergencies during the journey.



Speaking on its launch, Mohit Sharma, Co-Founder & Chief Executive officer, Bikxie, said, “Gurgaon is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country. However, it continues to be plagued by issues related to the daily commute and especially last mile connectivity. Bikxie aims to eliminate these hassles by providing citizens with a fast, affordable and safe alternative to autos and rickshaws.”




Talking about the services, Divya Kalia, Co-founder, Bikxie, said, “Every ride on Bikxie is tracked and comes with the guarantee of utmost safety which makes it the most viable choice of commuters. After expanding our reach to all areas of Gurgaon, we will look at tapping other cities of Haryana. We are also in advanced discussion with senior officials of other cities to allow us to provide similar service in those cities. ”





In the first phase, Bikxie’s services will be available near DLF Cyber City between 9 am and 7 pm. Initially, 10 bikes will be available for commuters. Bikxie will be a highly cost-effective solution with Rs 10 for the first 2 kilometres and Rs 5 for every subsequent kilometre.





Bikxie has raised seed funding from individual investment bankers and is in talks with some key angel investors for its next round of capital infusion.

Bikxie launches its two-wheeler taxi service in Gurgaon





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