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Old 6th November 2016, 13:40   #1
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Default Ola Outstation now available for one way trips

Ola has introduced a 'One Way' trip fare option for its Outstation ride-hailing services. This allows customers to book an inter-city cab at one way fare, thus eliminating the need to pay for the round trip that they don't intend to make. The 'One Way' option has currently been rolled out in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and Kanpur. More cities will be added to the list in the next couple of months.

Ola Outstation also provides an advance booking feature, allowing customers to pre-book an inter-city cab, upto two days in advance. The company claims that each cab available for outstation trips goes through a mandatory 22 point check to ensure that the car is mechanically sound for taking the long journey without any complications.

Ola claims to have achieved a month-on-month growth of 50% within 5 months of introducing the Outstation service. The inter-city cab hailing service is currently operational in 45 cities.

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If executed well, this has the potential to disrupt the inter-city market. On some highway trips, about half of all cars I spot are cabs and the segment is terribly fragmented. The disorganised segment perhaps controls a majority of it.

If Ola can bring the same reliability that it has to intra-city travel, this could be a lucrative growth segment for them. Am sure Uber is watching closely; they can't be too far behind (despite their once failed attempt in the outstation segment).

About 9 of 10 Uber trips I take are top notch in terms of car & driver quality. I look forward to the day we can count on Uber & Ola for outstation travel (actually not us per se as we'd prefer to drive our own way ).
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Ola Out station works well, I booked Ola O/s yesterday for my friend from Mumbai Domestic Airport to Pune Home drop it costed 2200 which is less than a Shivneri (volvo) ticket for 4 persons. The car provided was indigo which could accommodate all luggage.

If Ola o/s works well then Mumbai - Pune airport drop can be benefited really well. Currently Private operators charge 900 RS per person for Pune to airport pickup and drop which is a bit too much.

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Good move and I hope they do a better job than some of the other services which tried this. I had tried using services like drop taxi in Chennai and learnt the hard way that these folks have no control over the cabs or drivers. You are at the mercy of the driver who comes to pick you up - once I had to pay the rate the driver asked as we weren't in a position to delay or cancel the trip.

I would also love to have a system where they charge "extra" for providing safe cars - lets say a Innova with 6 airbags and most importantly a well trained and well rested driver !!. Maybe they can call this a premium service and use cars with a good NCAP rating in each category (Liva, Figo all the way upto Innova/XUV with curtain airbags)
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