Ola joins hands with Andhra Pradesh govt, will create 25,000 jobs by 2022
Ola will also create 25,000 job opportunities in the state, encouraging entrepreneurship and sustainable income for the youth over the next five years.business Updated: Jul 15, 2017 11:16 IST
App-based cab and auto aggregator Ola on Tuesday announced entering a partnership with Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) aiming to boost intercity and intracity transportation services across the state, and further promote tourism and mobility ecosystem.
Additionally, Ola will also create 25,000 job opportunities in the state, encouraging entrepreneurship and sustainable income for the youth over the next five years.
The Andhra Pradesh is looking for growth opportunities industries and sectors, after Telangana was carved out of it, and the development concentrated around Hyderabad was lost. Besides the new capital city of Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh government is keen on developing tourism in the state.
The agreement was signed and the first batch of exclusively co-branded Ola and Andhra Pradesh Tourism cars were flagged-off by AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Through this partnership, Ola will launch into new cities in the next five years to provide modes of mobility to more tourists and residents.
Currently, Ola is present in 6 cities in the state- Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Rajahmundry, Tirupati and Nellore.
“Our vision is to make Andhra Pradesh, a model state not just for India but for audiences globally. For this, we are betting heavily on technology-based models across sectors. Partnering with companies such as Ola, that has added a new dimension to transportation in India, is in keeping with this vision. Together, we will be able to provide a reliable commute service to tourists and residents, as well as create job and entrepreneurial opportunities for several thousands,” said Naidu said.
Ola will also train individuals to become driver partners and provide employment opportunities. In coming months, this partnership would also be extended further, bringing more electric vehicles such as bikes and buses in the state.
“Ola’s mobility offerings such as Outstation and Rental solve a very unique problem for tourists and local residents - the need for a reliable and safe commute option to travel for long durations and between cities. Specially curated tourism packages coupled with trained driver partners is sure to provide a valuable service to customers and contribute to the growth of tourism in the state,” added Pranay Jivrajka, founding partner at Ola.
Last year, around 100 million tourists visited Andhra Pradesh, a 20% growth.