With 2019 coming to an end and more than a billion Indians get ready to welcome the New Year, here is a glimpse of the year that went by. As India’s largest mobility platform, Ola brings deep insights from 200+ cities, showing how India travelled in 2019.
With aggregated data of how Indians travelled this year, the ‘Ola Hyperdrive 2019’ info graphic offers a glimpse into the travel patterns of Ola customers across different categories like Ola Share, Ola Outstation, Ola Bike, Ola Auto and Ola Prime Play. Additionally, there are interesting insights which showcase the driver-partners with the most number of 5-star ratings awarded by satisfied Ola customers.
On revealing Ola HyperDrive 2019, Ola spokesperson said, “We are excited to look back at some of our biggest moments of the year through ‘Ola HyperDrive’, as 2019 comes to a close. We served over 6 billion kms this year through Ola’s various mobility offerings, touching the lives of hundreds of millions of consumers. Shared Mobility has expanded beyond Tier I cities, making deeper inroads into the hinterlands of the country. While 4-wheelers remained a preferred mode of commute for longer routes, Ola Auto and Ola Bike are steadily becoming synonymous with first and last-mile connectivity in over 250 cities and towns across India. We also celebrate our 2 million+ driver-partners by recognising their stellar service as entrepreneurs, as well as their commitment to serve the mobility needs of citizens at all times. In the new decade with 2020, we look forward to continuously innovating for consumers and partners and furthering our mission of building mobility for a billion people.
Some of the national key highlights include:
- The total distance covered in 2019 on the platform was 6 billion kilometre, that is more than a kilometre for every person in Asia
- Hyderabad clocked the highest average speed of 24.8 kmph, followed by Delhi (23.5 kmph), Chennai (23.1 kmph), Mumbai (22.7 kmph), Pune (22.6 kmph), Bangalore (21.2 kmph) and Kolkata (19.4 kmph)
- Ola share rides enabled in keeping 1.4 million cars off the road in 2019
- INR 20, 87, 62, 289 was saved with discounts, which could be used to pay for 5000 month-long European vacations
- Ola Outstation covered 366 million km across 10,000 destinations in India, enough for a trip to Jupiter
- Ola Bike covered a total of 166 million km and Ola’s top bike-partner travelled 38,289 kms
- Ola Autos covered 1200 million km
- On an average, Bengalureans left for work earlier than the rest, at 9:30 AM, followed by Punekars and Delhites, headed out at 9:41 AM and 9:42 AM respectively
- Ola’s driver partner, Devendra SV received 5-star ratings 9590 times. He was followed by Chenchugandla and Rama Mohan respectively, receiving 5-star ratings 9250 and 8913 times
- Ola Play customers spent more than 688 million minutes listening to music, which is equivalent to 1200 years of non-stop listening
- 5 PM to 8 PM was the most preferred listening time for Ola Play customers
- ‘Dil Diyan Gallan’ from Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s movie Tiger Zinda Hai, was the most played song, followed by ‘Tere Sang Yaar’ and ‘Sun Saathiya’
Some of the Chennai key highlights include:
- Total distance covered – Chennai travelled a total distance of 612 million kms, securing a 4th position behind Delhi (1 billion kms), Bengaluru (914 million kms) and Mumbai (806 million kms)
- Average speed – Chennai clocked the 3rd highest average speed of 23.1 kmph, led by Hyderabad (24.8 kmph) and Delhi (23.5 kmph)
- Chennai became the second highest city to travel in Ola Auto, clocking 237 million kms, only behind Delhi who travelled 313 million kms.
- Start & End of work – On average, people from Chennai using Ola left for work at 10:14 AM and left the office at 6:30 PM
- Day time travel – Chennai witnessed extensive travelling from 6 AM to 10 PM, clocking 563 million km using 54 million trips
- Ola remained a preferred mode of commute for office goers in Chennai by clocking 426 million kms on weekdays
- Night travel – Kibson Durai J and R PremKumar recorded the highest number of night rides in Chennai at 1,991 and 1,865 trips respectively
- Star Driver Partners – 5 driver-partners from Chennai received more than 5,000 5 star ratings from satisfied customers
- Music Chennai played – Chennai loved to engage with Ola Prime Play in the evening between 5 to 8 PM with the most preferred music genre being romantic, soft and hip-hop music.
- While travelling in Ola Play enabled cars, the most played songs by Punekars were Romeo Attam Potal, Hosanna and Don’u Don’u Don’u (The Don’s Romance)
Ola is India’s largest mobility platform and one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, serving 250+ cities across India, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. The Ola app offers mobility solutions by connecting customers to drivers and a wide range of vehicles across bikes, auto-rickshaws, metered taxis, and cabs, enabling convenience and transparency for hundreds of millions of consumers and over 2 million driver-partners.
Ola’s core mobility offering in India is supplemented by its electric-vehicle arm, Ola Electric; India’s largest fleet management business, Ola Fleet Technologies and Ola Skilling that aims to enable millions of livelihood opportunities for India’s youth. With its acquisition of Ridlr, India’s leading public transportation app and investment in Vogo, a dockless scooter sharing solution, Ola is looking to build mobility for the next billion Indians. Ola also extends its consumer offerings like micro-insurance and credit led payments through Ola Financial Services and a range of owned food brands through India’s largest network of kitchens under its Food business.
Ola was founded in 2011 by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati with a mission to build mobility for a billion people. For more details, visit www.olacabs.com/media.