Ola’s London License Banned Over Safety Concerns

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Ola’s London License Banned: Ola, a ride-hailing app, which is a competitor of Uber, has been stripped of its license by London’s transport regulator.

Ola a ride-sharing company offering services that includes a vehicle for hire and food delivery. It offers ride-hailing services in about 20 cities internationally including nine in Australia, seven in the UK, and three in New Zealand.

Ola has been given permission to operate in London since February 2020. It was granted a 15-month license in 2019. The license got expired on October 3, 2020. Public safety consequences led Ola into several failures which were unlicensed drivers and Ola vehicles undertaking more than 1000 passenger trips.

Marc Rozendal, Ola’s UK managing director, said that the core principle of the company is to work closely, collaboratively and transparently with regulators. He said that Ola can continue to operate pending the outcome of any appeal process.

Nothing changes for customers and drivers he added. Ola can continue to operate and drivers can continue to undertake bookings on behalf of Ola, if they will appeal. He also said that the company will closely scrutinize to ensure passengers’ safety which will never be compromised.

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