Ride-hailing platform Ola is organising a 3 day “Ola Bike Maha Rozgar Mela” in Gurugram to create employment opportunities for the youth of Haryana. The Ola Bike Mela is scheduled for January 10, 11 and 12 at City Life Mall, Old Delhi-Gurugram Road, Dundahera Village, Kapashera Border, Gurugram.
The ‘mela’ is being organized in partnership with the Government of Haryana and aims to enable entrepreneurial opportunities to thousands of bike drivers in the state, by bringing together bike manufacturers, service providers, Employment Office of Gurugram representatives and financial institutions.
The ‘mela’ is aimed at giving guidance on new two-wheeler purchase and finance options. It will also have a lucky draw that gives a chance to win a variety of prizes from LED TVs to smartphones.
Apart from the flexibility to either buy or lease new bikes, the first-time entrepreneurs will also have the option to convert existing vehicles to yellow-board commercial vehicles. This event is aligned with the Govt. of Haryana’s visionary program ‘Saksham Saarthi’, aimed at enabling improved livelihood opportunities for the youth of Haryana.
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In July 2018, Ola had signed an MoU with Department of Employment, Government of Haryana to create 35,000 livelihood opportunities in the State under the ‘Saksham Saarthi” program. Through this bike mela, Ola aims to reach to the youth of Haryana and create nearly 3500 micro entrepreneurs.
Speaking on the occasion, Pranav Mehta, Business Head at Ola, said, “Ola is committed to building a mobility ecosystem that is safe, sustainable and accessible for all, also creating livelihood opportunities for the youth in the cities. Haryana as one of our rapidly growing states has contributed significantly to the growth of the mobility economy in the country, specifically with pioneering modes of transport such as bike taxis.”
“We have received a great response for Ola Bike from citizens in the state and are proud to announce our expansion to meet the growing demand here. We are thrilled to collaborate with the Government of Haryana on their “Saksham Haryana” initiative and are happy to contribute towards creating entrepreneurial opportunities for the youth of Haryana through the Ola Bike Maha Rozgar mela,” he added.