Mobile app for transportation today announced its partnership with Google for its outstation category.
The company said that "This first of its kind association in India enables bookings from 23 cities to over 215 one-way routes in the country and in the coming weeks, the integration will be expanded to a total of 500 routes."
Elaborating on the partnership Vijay Ghadge, VP of Operations at Ola said, " This time around, we are bringing a unique experience for long distance commuters - enabling access to our Outstation category on Google Maps itself. Be it first-timers or frequent business travelers, we are certain that this integration will add value for all use cases. Ola Outstation has gained significant prominence in the past year since its launch, this association takes us a step further in making the category as reliable and convenient as the intra-city commute."
Vijay further added, "As Ola's growth story scales newer heights, we will continue to work with Google and combine synergies on several more fronts to provide the best service to our customers."
A number of routes across cities will cover such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, and several others, the integration will make Ola Outstation category accessible to an even wider customer base and bring a more fluid and convenient experience for travelers.
To recall, in October last year, Ola integrated its intra-city cab travel options with Google Maps, enabling customers to discover cab options with estimated fares and ETAs.
The integration especially, adds value for customers searching for directions on Google Maps when visiting different cities or navigating through unfamiliar routes. It provides a single-window view of directions and cab options for intra-city travel, enabling a more fluid experience between apps. This prompted the two customer-focussed transportation brands to come together once again and extend the same seamless experience to inter-city travel customers.