“We have begun recruiting private hire vehicles and drivers in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from Tuesday, with rides expected to begin in the coming weeks,” a company spokesperson told IANS.
The company sees “immense” potential in Australia for ride-sharing, which combines technology and innovation, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bhavish Aggarwal said in a statement here.
“We aim to create a high quality and affordable travel experience for citizens and contributing to a healthy mobility ecosystem in Australia,” Aggarwal asserted.
Founded in 2011, Ola has been competing against Uber in the Indian ride-hailing market.
Headquartered here in Bengaluru, Ola currently has over 125 million users in India, operating in over 110 cities.
San Francisco-based Uber operates in over 633 cities world wide.