This is Ola’s first major integration of TaxiForSure’s service after it acquired the company in March for $200 million.
For comparison, an Ola Mini cab in Bangalore charges a base fare of ₹ 80 ($1.25) for the first four kilometers and ₹ 10 ($0.16) per kilometer thereafter, plus ₹ 1 per minute of ride time after the first five minutes.
TFS’s hatchbacks charge Rs. 49 ($0.77) for the same base distance and Rs. 14 ($0.22) per subsequent kilometer with a trip time charge of Rs. 1.25/min.
That’s good news for Ola users who frequently encounter the dreaded ‘No cabs available’ message when they need to get somewhere quickly.