App-based cab and auto provider Ola has announced its partnership with Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC).
By encouraging entrepreneurship, Ola will create 25,000 job opportunities in for the youths of Andhra Pradesh in next five years.
Through the partnership, the tourism corporation aims to boost intercity and intracity transportation services across the state. Ola will also help APTDC to promote tourism and mobility ecosystem in the state.
After Telangana has been carved out of the Andhra Pradesh, the state is looking for growth opportunities for industries. Andhra Pradesh government is keen on developing tourism across its new capital Amaravati after the loss of Hyderabad.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has flagged-off the first batch of exclusively co-branded Ola and Andhra Pradesh Tourism cars after the agreement was signed between the two.
to provide modes of mobility to more tourists and residents.
Currently, Ola has its presence in the 6 cities of the state – Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Rajahmundry, Tirupati and Nellore. The partnership will help Ola to increase its presence into new cities in the next five years
“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 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,” Naidu said.
In order to raise employment opportunities, Ola will also train individuals to become driver partners with the company. 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.