After Uber, Ola suspends peak pricing during odd-even scheme

Ola has slashed pricing of Ola Share, will start at Rs 35.

  • Published: November 10, 2017 9:51 PM IST

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.

Ola said in a statement, “The current levels of pollution and resultant smog in the national capital are worrisome and it is imperative that we join hands with the Government in their efforts to curtail this situation. We welcome the odd-even initiative and needless to say, have suspended peak pricing in Delhi. We believe that shared mobility can play a significant role in solving for pollution and congestion in our cities and we continue to encourage commuters to opt for Ola Share rides.”

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

  • Published Date: November 10, 2017 9:51 PM IST