India, 27th April, 2017: OLA, a leading cab service provider in India, in association with deAsra Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, arranged a two-day “Chalak Malak Melava” event on April 27th and 28th, 2017. Leading auto dealers and Janaseva Sahakari Bank extended their support to Punekars aspiring to start their own cab service business. A team of deAsra Udyog Mitras, OLA experts, bankers, car dealers and industry experts were present to guide and help aspirants understand the benefits and set up a car services business.
Commenting on this a representative from OLA said “We are happy to associate with deAsra Foundation, who is working towards creating jobs through self-employment. Job generation is one of the major challenges faced by our country and setting up a business is not an easy task. We, at OLA believe in empowering individuals and Chalak Malak Melava gave us an opportunity to connect with a lot of aspirants.”
OLA has made setting up a business easier for aspiring cab service businessmen by getting them on their platform and being the backbone for their business idea. As a way of contributing to the society we live in, OLA has also tied up with MNGL, a leading CNG provider. The eco-friendly fuels contain significantly less pollutants than conventional liquid fuels which helps in reducing carbon footprints, a way adapted by OLA to reduce pollution in the city and contribute towards a cleaner Pune.
On the collaboration with OLA cabs, Ms Pradnya Godbole, CEO of deAsra Foundation, said “We are privileged and excited to tie up with OLA. As India’s most popular mobile app for transportation, it shares the same concern of helping entrepreneurs and giving them an opportunity to grow and earn. OLA’s aim aligns perfectly with the vision of deAsra Foundation’s founder Dr. Anand Deshpande, whose vision is to support entrepreneurs. We are confident that together we will be able to help many entrepreneurs give wings to their business.”
Various renowned auto dealers such as Concorde Motors, Kothari Wheels, Sanjay Hyundai, Crystal Honda, Shiv Nissan and Platinum Chevrolet helped aspiring businessmen in their car selecting process and offered them attractive discounts. Janaseva Sahakari Bank also offered lucrative schemes like just 15% of the margin money (as opposed to the usual 25%), loan of INR 1 lakh at a monthly interest rate as low as Rs.2,250 for 5 years and quick loan processing.
deAsra Foundation plays an important role by helping business owners, set up their businesses; providing step by step assistance in managing their accounting and financial paperwork; helping them connect and tie up with OLA; getting banking partners on board to make procurement of finances quick and easy; providing interest at a discounted rate with a reduced turnover time for loan disbursement.