Announcing the development, Co-founder & CEO Bhavish Aggarwal, in a tweet, wrote, Restarting Ola Bike in Blr today 🙂
Restarting Ola Bike in Blr today 🙂— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) September 16, 2023
This time, all electric and our own S1 scooters!
₹25 for 5km, ₹50 for 10km.
Lowest cost, very comfortable and great for the environment! Will scale across India over next few months. pic.twitter.com/HIB4Pu0SKQ
According to Bhavish, the bike taxi service, which will be all-electric, consisting of Ola Electric's S1 scooters, would cost Rs 25 for 5 km and Rs 50 for a 10 km ride in the city.
"Lowest cost, very comfortable and great for the environment! Will scale across India over next few months," he wrote.
In another tweet, Bhavish said that the company will be introducing Ola Electric's scooters in its fleet.
Ride hailing has been concentrated in top 15-20 cities so far. With electric bike taxis we will change that and go deeper into smaller towns 😎— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) September 16, 2023
Will be starting Ola e bike taxi services in a < 1 lakh population town in Karnataka next week. Any recommendations?
The development comes amid bike taxi aggregators engaging in a legal battle with the Karnataka government over the legality of their services in the state.