Q: Do I need to register on your site to book
A: No. You can use our service fully without the need to register. You just need to provide
details at the time of booking.
Q: What if the car doesn't show up?
A: In case the vehicle you booked doesn't show up, we will offer you a full refund immediately.
Q: What if the car shows up late?
A: We try our best to ensure our partners reach our customers on time. But in case of
delays, do call
us and we will help you out by either providing an alternate vehicle or giving you a full
Peak Time Charge
Before knowing about OLA’s peak time charge, it is important for you
know how OLA works.
OLA’s business model
OLA is an online marketplace for drivers.
These drivers are independent and they are either
(own their commercial vehicles), or work for an Operator who owns multiple cars.
Like you have an OLA app on your smart phone to book a cab,
drivers have a similar Driver mobile App on their smart phones. We activate the Driver app
after a thorough check of authenticity and conducting due diligence of the commercial &
personal papers of the driver & operator. These drivers decide their own time to login
the OLA application and accept requests for rides from customers. They may choose to remain
logged out of the system as per their convenience.
Q: What is OLA’s peak time charge?
OLA peak time charge is a fare-rationalizing rule of using a multiplier X or a flat
surcharge to the standard fares causing the fare to be higher than the standard fare during
certain times the day; i.e. if X is 1.2 during some point of time then the standard fare
be multiplied by 1.2 to get the final fare.
Q: Why is there a need to apply a surcharge to my standard fare?
OLA being a marketplace doesn’t control the number of vehicles
online on its system/platform; drivers & operators are independent & work as per
convenience. During a normal day when demand & supply are met, there is no need to put
extra effort to pull the supply side of vehicles.
OLA has observed that during certain times of the day, when
traffic is on road, routine drivers tend to log out of the system to suit their convenience
there is no incentive for them to put an extra effort. Similarly, when demand suddenly
increases, not enough drivers might be available on the road. Customers might be
by not being able to find cabs during such times.
As a system/solutions provider OLA has limited options to
motivate the drivers and cater to the high demand timings & scenarios. OLA has observed
that the drivers are very sensitive to little extra earnings for their extra effort to stay
logged in to our system.
OLA applies an X multiplier or flat surcharge to the normal
based on various situations and scenarios like place of pickup, time of pickup, type of
vehicle, demand situation, supply scenario etc. Using advanced analytics, unique algorithm,
past ride experiences etc. the OLA software calculates an appropriate surcharge to apply
and above the normal fare. This enables OLA to come up with appropriate incentives to
to make them stay logged in to the system for the additional earnings. This enables
to get their much needed service even during peak times when demand for cabs is high.
The peak time surcharge works in two ways
a) It motivates drivers to stay & serve for a longer time even during difficult hours of
the day and when demand is high.
b) It filters out the less needed rides hence making the vehicle available to those who
need a cab.
OLA is transparent about the rates. OLA makes sure that
customers are aware of the dynamics of peak time charge and how it works. Whenever peak time
charge is applicable; customers get a clear intimation, to confirm their intent to avail the
ride at a higher price than normal. The booking process is initiated only when they confirm;
hence, if a customer wants to avoid that ride he/she may choose to do it, thus making the
available to others who are in need.
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- You may be charged a cancellation fee if any one of the following occurs:
- (i) the estimated time of arrival of the driver is less than 5 minutes and you cancel the booking 3 minutes or later after the booking has been accepted by the driver, or
- (ii) the estimated time of arrival of the driver is 5 minutes or more and you cancel the booking 5 minutes or later after the booking has been accepted by the driver, or
(b) a driver has already arrived at your pickup location, or
(c) a driver cancels the booking after waiting at your pickup location for 5 minutes or more, or
(d) canceling an Ola Share ride 2 minutes or later after making a booking
- However, the cancellation fee will not be charged if the driver is delayed in reaching the picking up location by more than 5 minutes from the shown estimated time of arrival.
- The cancellation fee amount may vary depending on your city, and the vehicle category selected.
- A cancellation fee, if charged, will be added to the total bill amount of your next Ola ride.
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Offer Specific Terms & Conditions
Last Updated: 7th OCT 2015
These general terms & conditions of offer ("General Offer Terms") shall
constitute a legally binding and enforceable contract
between the Customer availing the Offer ("Customer(s)/ You/ Your") and ANI
Technologies Private Limited ("OLA"). You are not
bound in any way to participate in the Offer. By availing the Offer, You unequivocally
accept to be bound by the terms set out
below. The participation is voluntary and any purchase or transaction on the OLA
shall be deemed as acceptance of the
terms and conditions mentioned herein. These General Offer Terms along with any other
specific terms as may be issued by
OLA from time to time shall constitute the entire understanding between OLA and You and
these General Offer Terms shall supersede
any other offer specific terms in the event of conflict unless such offer specific terms
expressly supersede these General
- The offer is valid ONLY on OLA Mobile Application and can be availed on cab
Services and shall not be applicable to the
black and yellow taxi (Kaali Peeli), Taxi for Sure cabs unless expressly
by OLA otherwise.
- The taxi/cabs services (“Services”) provided by third parties on the OLA
application (“OLA Platform”) shall be the
responsibility of the third party providing the Services and all claims shall be
against that third party (“Service Provider”)
providing the service to which the offer applies.
Offers shall not be clubbed with other Offers as a matter of OLA’s policy.
You shall become ineligible to participate in this Offer if You are barred from
services of OLA during Offer Period.
OLA reserves the right to disqualify any Customer from the benefits of the
Campaign/Offer, if any fraudulent activity is
identified as being carried out by the Customer for the purpose of availing the
benefits under the Campaign/Offer or otherwise
by use of the service.
OLA disclaims all warranties, conditions or statements, whether express, implied or
statutory, including, without limitation,
the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, quality and / or fitness
the products or services included in this
Offer, the Services or for any other purpose.
- Pictures of products shown in the communication sent to the Customer either
through mailers or advertised on OLA
website, are for representation purposes only and may not bear a resemblance
the actual Services provided by the
relevant Service Provider. OLA shall under no circumstances be responsible
towards the same.
Services offered under this program are subject to availability from the
respective Service Provider in relevant
geographical location and in no circumstances OLA shall be liable for
non-availability of any of the Services.
Under no circumstance will the Offer/Discount being offered under this
be settled or exchanged in cash
or through OLA Money.
All liability with respect to the Services availed lies solely with the
respective Service Provider.
OLA or the Service Provider shall not be liable for any indirect or
or consequential or penal damages,
including, but not limited to, any loss of use, loss of data and loss of
or profits, irrespective of whether
it had an advance notice of the possibility of any such damages.
Notwithstanding anything contained in this General
Offer Terms, the total liability of OLA and the Service Provider, shall not,
any circumstances, exceed the
Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only), irrespective of the nature of the
which results in such liability and
whether based on contract or tort or any other theory of law.
The Offer shall be subject to usual force majeure events.
OLA may at its sole discretion refuse, deny, discontinue, withdraw and terminate the
Offer at any time during the Offer
Period without assigning any reasons whatsoever and without any prior notice to You.
All disputes shall be settled amicably, on failure to do so within 30 (Thirty) days,
such disputes shall be resolved by
a sole arbitrator appointed by mutual agreement of the parties. The proceedings of
arbitration shall be conducted in
accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration Conciliation Act, 1996 and the
of arbitration shall be Bengaluru, India.
Subject to the aforesaid, these General Offer Terms read with the offer specific
shall be governed by the laws of India
and the courts in Bangalore, Karnataka shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction.
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