Ola join hands with Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL) to promote clean fuel in Pune

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Pune, 27th September 2017: Ola, India’s leading mobile app for transportation, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MNGL to promote adoption of CNG vehicles in Pune. Under the alliance, both the companies will work closely to promote the use of CNG Cars and will roll out several initiatives to create awareness about the benefits of running CNG vehicles amongst drivers as well as the customers.

MOU was singed in presence of Chief Guest of the function Hon’ble MP –Shri Anil Shirole, Mr. Rajesh Pande – Independent Director of MNGL at Hotel Novatel Pune. Speaking on the occasion Shri Shirole expressed the need of adaption of green fuel CNG for the city and appreciated the efforts of OLA and MNGL. He further stressed that with his mission of Cylinder free Pune, all stakeholder must contribute for pollution free Pune.

Over the years, Pune has emerged as one of the cities with highest vehicle population (37 lakhs), and hence is battling high air pollution levels, which as per some recent reports, has increased by 40% since 2010. With the city’s growing commuting needs, it is imperative to adopt smart and sustainable solutions like CNG vehicles that are apt to serve travel needs, as well as play a role in decreasing air pollution levels in the city.

Rahul Maroli, Vice President – Strategic Supply Initiatives at Ola said, ““At Ola, we have always believed in strengthening and complementing our country’s existing mobility landscape with our smart and sustainable solutions, as well as creating a robust driver partner ecosystem because they are one of the most integral elements of the business. Along with MNGL, we aim to provide a green fuel smart solution to our customers in Pune as well as create an encouraging environment for seamless adoption of CNG vehicles for our driver partners that is sure to result in financial benefits for them as well.”

Arvind Tambekar – Managing Director, MNGL said,“It has been our constant endeavor to create awareness about the benefits of using environment-friendly, green fuel in place of conventional fossil fuels. This effort calls for support from all stakeholders, laying the foundation for holistic development of the transport ecosystem in the city, and we appreciate Ola for coming forth and encouraging driver entrepreneurs to adopt CNG vehicles. Ola’s mission of providing mobility for all and its commitment to help the city fight pollution is testament of being a good corporate citizen. We look forward to working with Ola and participating in various on-ground activities and campaigns that will create awareness about the usage of CNG as a green fuel.”

It is noteworthy that MNGL is already operating 46 CNG Stations and the number is expected to touch 60 in the financial year making this eco-friendly fuel available in most part of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad including all the highways.

Ola switched to CNG only operations in Delhi NCR in September, 2015 and has since been committed to creating an ecosystem that catalyzes CNG adoption everywhere. The expansion of Ola share in more and more cities, launch of Ola Electric in Nagpur and this partnership with MNGL in Pune makes Ola the largest Platform in the country offering diverse eco-friendly, smart and sustainable mobility solutions.