Free Wi-Fi on the Go in Au­torick­shaws

The Economic Times - - Disruption: Startups & Tech - Shash­wati.Shankar @times­

Ben­galuru: Ride-shar­ing startup Ola has launched a Wi-Fi ser­vice in au­torick­shaws booked through its mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion, ex­tend­ing its free in­ter­net ser­vice to the cheap­est mode of trans­port on its plat­form. The au­torick­shaw seg­ment of the home­grown cab­hail­ing ser­vice provider has been do­ing well, with com­pany ex­ec­u­tives es­ti­mat­ing that 3,00,000 to 4,00,000 three-wheeler rides are booked ev­ery day on the app. Some 1,20,000 auto rick­shaws are on Ola’s plat­form across 73 cities. “With ‘Auto Con­nect Wi-Fi’, we are rein­vent­ing the three-wheel­ers and en­abling a con­nected ex­pe­ri­ence for our cus­tomers,” said Sid­dharth Agrawal, se­nior di­rec­tor and cat­e­gory head for Ola Auto. “This ex­pe­ri­ence is built on the foun­da­tions of key gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tives such as Dig­i­tal In­dia.”

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