To combat with the daunting levels of air pollution in the capital city, the Delhi government has proposed to conduct the odd-even scheme for five days in the coming week. The proposed dates are from November 13 to November 17. While Uber yesterday extended its support to the decision, and issued a statement confirming that it would suspend dynamic pricing during this weekend, in addition to promoting UberPOOL and making provision of masks for its drivers. Now, Ola has also stepped in to extend support to the Delhi government for this initiative.
This means, in this period, both Ola and Uber will charge riders essentially on minimum fares, instead of on the basis of dynamic charges affected by demand and availability. Similar to Uber, Ola also plans to encourage its riders to opt for the Ola share rides. For the same, Ola will be cutting down the prices of the Share rides to start from Rs 35. ALSO READ: Uber will suspend dynamic pricing during odd-even program in Delhi
The statement further stated, “In line with our year-long shared mobility initiative, #FarakPadtaHai, we are further slashing prices on Ola Share to be made available starting Rs 35, to encourage adoption of shared rides. We are also planning to launch several shared mobility innovations to make mobility in the city more accessible and hassle-free, reducing the negative impact on the environment.” ALSO READ: Delhi air pollution: Here’s how the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2 has helped me