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20 Oct 2018, 10:08 HRS IST
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Ola Powers the First Ever 'National Workshop on Road Safety' in Vishakhapatnam

Ola Powers the First Ever 'National Workshop on Road Safety' in Vishakhapatnam

VISHAKHAPATNAM, India, August 30, 2016/PRNewswire/ -

Ola, India's most popular mobile app for transportation, partnered with the Government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) for the recently concluded 'National Workshop on Road safety'. This first-of-its-kind event was hosted by the State Government in coordination with the World Bank and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (Government of India) on August 19th and 20th in the city. The two-day workshop which was inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu witnessed eminent speakers from across the world speaking on road safety related issues. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon'ble Union Minister, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping; Shri Sanjay Mitra, Secretary, Road Transport & Highways, GoI; Shri Sidda Raghava Rao, Minister - Road Transport, AP and Shri Younis Khan, Minister Road Transport Rajasthan & Chairman - Group of Ministers working on Road Safety Program also attended the event. The team from World Bank and the representatives of US, Australia and New Zealand Police were also present at the workshop.

Speaking on the partnership, Ravi Teja, Business Head - South, Ola said,  "As India's leading mobility platform, we have always attached great importance to road safety, through regular training for our driver partners and on-ground initiatives aimed at creating public awareness. During the event, Hon'ble Union Minister, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari announced that his ministry would be setting up driving training centres across India. Ola will extend full support to the government in every aspect of this skill development program." He further added, "We are honoured to be working with the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and be a part of this progressive initiative that addresses road safety at a national level. As part of our MoU with state Govt., we will continue to support the government in such initiatives while strengthening the existing transportation system in the state."

The state ministries and government bodies who participated in the two-day workshop discussed measures to improve road safety standards across various cities in the country. The participants brainstormed on challenges in implementing intelligent transport system and innovative road safety initiatives. The workshop also included sessions by foreign representatives on best practices in road safety that are being implemented internationally. The measures and suggestions discussed during the workshops will soon be presented to the Union Ministry.

This first-of-its-kind workshop draws focus from the Brasilia Declaration which aims to bring down number of road fatalities by half by 2020. Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety was the second Global Conference on Road Safety organised by World Health Organisation (WHO) in November 2015 and India is committed to follow the declaration.

About Ola: 

Founded in Jan 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola (formerly Olacabs), is India's most popular mobile app for personal transportation. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent and quick service fulfilment. Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 102 cities can book from over 4,50,000 vehicles across cabs, auto-rickshaws and taxis. Ola has also introduced a range of shared mobility services on its platform like Ola Shuttle and Ola Share for commute and ride-sharing respectively. The app is available on Windows, Android and iOS platforms.

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Varnika Gupta
PR and Corporate Communications
ANI Technologies

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