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FILE PHOTO: Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO and co-founder of Ola, an app-based cab service provider, poses in front of an Ola cab in Mumbai. (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO and co-founder of Ola, an app-based cab service provider, poses in front of an Ola cab in Mumbai. (REUTERS)

Ola contributes 50 lakh to Tamil Nadu CM Relief Fund

  • Ola's contribution to the Tamil Nadu CM Relief Fund would support prevention of coronavirus and relief measures for healthcare and economy.

Ride-hailing platform provider Ola on Saturday said it has donated 50 lakh to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Relief Fund to help the government in its fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

The fund would support prevention of coronavirus and relief measures including healthcare support and addressing economic relief measures in the state. "Ola Group remains committed to helping states, communities and those most-affected by pandemic. We extend our humble contribution to the State of Tamil Nadu as we work together fighting Covid-19," Co- founder Bhavish Aggarwal said in a company statement.

"We are grateful to all men and women, who in these extraordinary times, continue to serve at frontlines," Aggarwal who is also the CEO said.

On Friday, another ride hailing major, Uber India had said it would offer free rides to healthcare workers and government officials of Greater Chennai Corporation engaged in coronavirus related work under its UberMedic Service. The free rides were worth 25 lakh and was part of Uber's global commitment to offer 10 million free rides.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

  • First Published Date : 09 May 2020, 04:55 PM IST