Trainman, the online platform that caters to Indian Railway travelers by assisting them with extensive train related information and intelligence, has partnered with Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation. The tie-up enables Trainman consumers to book Ola rides while travelling to and from railway stations or anywhere in the city. The service will be made available to users of the Trainman android app across India where Ola is currently operational.
With this integration, Trainman users across cities will now be able to book an Ola cab across categories such as Micro, Mini, Prime and Lux directly from the Trainman app. A special Ola icon has been integrated on the home menu of the Trainman mobile app. Users can click on the icon and request for the nearest available Ola cab. Other than seeing the nearest available cabs, they will also get the details of estimated fare and the expected time of Arrival (ETA) for the cab. Real-time tracking will also be available for users booking an Ola cab through the Trainman app.
Talking about the development, Anuj Sahai, Vice President – Alliances at Ola said, “At Ola, we are focused on solving the diverse transportation needs of users across the country, by offering them the widest range of mobility use cases to choose from. We are looking at a number of solutions to provide a wholesome mobility experience to our customers. Our integration with Trainman will allow users to book their rides from and to railway stations in their cities. We have also partnered with local railway stations in large cities like Bangalore, where customers have the option to board their cab, from dedicated Ola Zones at the stations. We are committed to our mission of building mobility for a billion Indians by additionally leveraging such unique integrations.”
Speaking of the association, Vineet Chirania, Director and CEO – Trainman said, “We are happy to partner with Ola, India’s leading aggregator for transportation in India. With virtue of this tie up, we not only aim to provide our existing customers easy mobility and access but also look forward to expanding our user base by reaching out to all potential users of both Ola and Trainman mobile app(s). We believe this integration is a win-win situation for both Ola and Trainman as it will lead to organic growth in terms of reach and expansion across categories.”
A one stop shop for all information related to Indian Railways, Trainman enables consumers to check PNR status, seat availability, train schedules, all at one go. Available in 7 Indian languages apart from English, namely, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali Trainman has close to 6 lakh app downloads and receives over 2.5 lakh visits a day across its site and app.