Cab aggregator Ola has came forward to facilitate people with disabilities to exercise their vote during ensuing Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka. It said that they would drive people with disabilities to the polling booths in Karnataka for free, in association with the election authorities.
The company said it has partnered with the office of the Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer and others, including the civic bodies in various cities in this regard. As a part of the free service, Ola has assigned 270 cabs to the election commission which will be made available to ferry disabled voters to polling booths.
This free ride facility would be across Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Mangaluru on April 18 and Ballari, Hubali-Dharwad, Gulbarga and Belgaum on April 23. “We are grateful to Ola and appreciate their efforts in enabling seamless transportation so that every citizen can go out and vote,” Surya Sen A V., Joint Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka said.