Taxi aggregator Ola today claimed that it has helped in bringing down carbon dioxide emissions in the city by offering shared rides on its platform to people in the city.
As a part of its social ride-sharing platform, Ola has helped keep 3,75,090 vehicles off the road in Mumbai, since its launch in February 2016, Ola said in a statement.
Apart from lowering the number of cars hitting the road, Ola Share also helped bring down CO2 emission levels by 7,05,660 kilograms as well as saving 2,94,024 litres of fuel across the city, it added.
“Shared mobility is the future of transportation in India and Ola Share has enabled citizens to share their rides and pay only a fraction of the actual trip cost while contributing towards reduction in vehicular pollution and congestion in their city,” Raghuvesh Sarup, Head of Categories at Ola, said.
Most importantly, Ola Share has prevented emission of over 48 lakh kilograms of CO2 pan India, that is as much as the weight of 1,200 Indian elephants, he added.