Ex-servicemen to inspire your ride

THE HANS INDIA |   Aug 13,2017 , 11:20 PM IST


As India celebrates 70 years of independence, Ola brings its ‘share’ customers an opportunity to ride with ex-servicemen. The initiative, ‘Ola Sainiks’is an entrepreneurial mission in which the ex-servicemen will serve as driver-partners.

Customers opting for ‘Ola Share’ from August 14 to 16will get an opportunity to interact with them during their ride. They can expect to hear some first-hand accounts of the Sainiks’ days in the armed forces and how they continue to contribute to India’s development. 

Speaking on the initiative, Vishal Kaul, COO at Ola said, “I have interacted with several ex-servicemen of the country, and they have some inspiring stories to tell! With Ola Share, we strive to achieve freedom from congestion that will go a long way in improving the quality of life for every Indian.”

Gurmail Singh, a retired Subedar who was a part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force has been with Ola since 2015. Excited to share his story, he said, “I have served in the army for 30 years and am a proud retired officer. My life’s mission and that of many others like me continues to be serving the nation’s best interests.

Congestion and vehicular pollution are major problems plaguing many of our cities. Encouraging citizens to use shared mobility will certainly, help in curbing the problem significantly. Being the medium of this message and a part of this mission, gives me the opportunity to continue serving my country.”