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Bengaluru: Ride-hailing service Ola on Monday launched a new solution for corporate travel called Ola Corporate that allows employees to book cabs and pay using a centralised corporate account.

“With Ola Corporate, we are bringing the inherent benefits of Ola’s technology platform to simplify the way executives travel for business, at the click of a button on their Ola app," Pranay Jivrajka, chief operating office of Ola, said in a statement. “The corporate dashboard allows for improved efficiency and productivity for businesses, taking away the hassle of scheduling pickups and cumbersome billing and payment processes," Jivrajka said.

Ola Corporate is available in all the 102 cities it is operating. Employees of companies that have subscribed for Ola Corporate will get a new option on their smartphone screens called Corporate Ride at the time of booking. The ride gets billed directly to the user’s corporate account.

Ola Corporate users pay standard fares and can access all other features such as sharing emergency contacts, hiding the personal identity used by regular Ola riders. Corporate users can book cabs across categories—Mini, Sedan and Prime—and soon will be able to share rides and book shuttle services as well in their cities, Ola said.

Ola, owned by ANI Technologies, connects drivers to prospective riders using a technology platform that has over 275,000 cabs and 75,000 auto-rickshaws listed on it, apart from kaali peeli (black-and-yellow) taxis and yellow taxis in more than 100 cities in India. It is testing out shuttle bus services in some cities.

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