Online cab aggregator Ola is allegedly planning to start a shuttle bus service on its platform, which will be aggregated from tourist and chartered buses, reports ET. The bus service will be available for urban commuters. We’ve reached out to Ola multiple times for more information on this, and will update when we hear from them. The report claims that Ola will only act as an aggregator, and will launch the service by September or October. The services will be integrated into the Ola app as a separate option, along with cabs and autos. The report claims that users will be able to avail this service by entering the destination and time, after which the app will display the nearest buses with available seats. Personnel changes at Ola: Apparently, Ola has put Sundeep Sahni, who it appointed as its VP of new initiatives last week, in charge of this task. Earlier this month, Pallav Singh, the senior VP of operations at Ola, took over as the CEO of TaxiForSure after Arvind Singhal resigned as its CEO. In the same time, Ola appointed Arun Sarin as an independent director to its board of directors. This month, Ola also saw an undisclosed amount of investment from chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ratan Tata. Ola claims to have 150,000 registered vehicles on its platform and is operational in 100 cities in the country. In March Ola acquired its rival TaxiForSure for $200 million. Ola-TFS hatchback Integration: Late last month, Ola started integrating TaxiForSure’s…
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