Indian cricket team skipper, Virat Kohli has joined hands with Ola in the fight against pollution and traffic congestion in Delhi-NCR. Showing his support for Ola’s #FarakPadtaHai campaign, Kohli posted a video on his Facebook, twitter and Instagram handles, where he urges people for taking shared mobility solutions like metro trains, buses and Ola Share.
Ola started its #FarakPadtaHai campaign against pollution on the world environment day on June 5, 2017. The popular mobile app for transportation is currently in the fourth leg of its year-long campaign that aims at raising awareness among people for alarming pollution levels in the Delhi-NCR and encouraging them for shared mobility.
In a bid to encourage people for shared mobility, Ola will offer free rides to all first time Ola Share users, once every week of the year. The company also appealed citizens to retweet Virat’s tweet to spread the benefits of ride sharing and motivating others for shared mobility. Read – Delhi Set To Get BS6 Fuel Ahead of April 2020 Deadline
Here is what Ola tweeted:
Aye Aye Captain! Let’s do things that are in our control. If Virat’s tweet reaches 5000 RTs, we’ll give free share rides once a week for the rest of the year to all new users who switch to #OlaShare. What say Delhi, care to share? RT @imVkohli & make a difference. #FarakPadtaHai
“The pollution in Delhi is concerning. It is important that each one of us, in our own meaningful way, fights this battle as our own. We are thrilled to have a youth icon like Virat Kohli join the #FarakPadtaHai campaign in India’s fight against air pollution, especially in the capital city. We urge all citizens to spread the message of switching to shared mobility, by travelling by bus, metro or take an Ola Share. It is indeed a small step but will lead to a big change! Ola is committed to helping every citizen take that first step by unlocking free rides for all new Share users once every week for the rest of the year.” said Vishal Kaul, COO at Ola. “Share karke dekho, #FarakPadtaHai.” he added. Read – Parking Cost Set To Get Four Times Higher In Delhi
To encourage adoption of shared rides and greener mobility, Ola is creating flat fares zones across Delhi-NCR on Ola Share. Ola’s shared pass helps get low and fixed fares on Ola Share rides and it has also played a significant role in encouraging people to take up the shared ride facility offered by Ola.
Ola pioneered the ride sharing market in India through its #FarakPadtaHai campaign. The shared ride on Ola can be availed for as low as Rs 35 in Delhi-NCR, customers can also benefit from the 10-ride Share Pass at just Rs 10. Besides, the company is also distributing Spider plant saplings (known for removing harmful chemicals from the air) at several metro stations to commuters.