Ola to create entrepreneurship opportunities in UP, signs MoU with govt.

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Mobile app for transportation, Ola has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Uttar Pradesh in order to generate entrepreneurship opportunities along with skill development for 50,000 men and women across the next five years.

Ola will also work with the state government to introduce innovative and customised mobility solutions like Ola Auto, Ola Share and Ola Shuttle across the state in the coming months. By bringing more transportation solutions onto its app using technology, Ola is looking to serve citizens across Uttar Pradesh, giving them instant access to reliable and convenient mobility.

“The state of Uttar Pradesh is growing as an economic centre for the country faster than ever before. The compounded annual growth rate of UP in the last three years has been higher than the national growth rate. Technology and skilling are two major areas we would like to focus on to further accelerate the impact on the state’s economy,” said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who was present at the signing of MoU.

“Ola’s commitment to building mobility for citizens by using cutting edge mobile technology and by enabling entrepreneurship and skilling will be invaluable. We are extremely delighted to bring them onboard as part of this MoU to skill and create opportunities for over 50,000 youth in the state of Uttar Pradesh,” added Akhilesh Yadav.

Pranay Jivrajka, Chief Operating Officer at Ola said, “We are proud to partner with the Uttar Pradesh Government. We aim to create more than 50,000 employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the state by investing in skill development of youth.”

“We are bullish about Uttar Pradesh and will work with the state towards further improving access to mobility in its cities by bringing on-board innovative transportation use cases like Ola Auto, Ola Share, Ola Shuttle and more to complement the existing transportation infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh,” added Pranay.

Ola was introduced in Uttar Pradesh in early 2014 and has redefined personal transportation in the state by being the first ever on-demand cab booking app. It took over the local transportation space with presence across nine major cities like Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Meerut, Aligarh, Allahabad, Saharanpur, Varanasi and Mathura. (ANI)

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