Ola India is already working with the state government in Punjab. The company believes that the technology platform can be refashioned to help the government and public service organisations to manage their war rooms. The platform is built to support the scale of any size while ensuring the highest level of data privacy and security. The company believes that the technology can help the authorities to function better.
The platform offers the tracking of millions of vehicles and people. The company is using technology to ensure whether the person in the driving seat is a registered driver. Ola has tweaked this feature to verify via a picture whether people are wearing masks.
Pranay Jivrajka, cofounder of Ola said, “All of Ola’s innovations across AI, tracking technologies, allocation and flow management are part of the CONNECTS platform. We are committed to serving the nation in every way possible and are offering this platform free of cost, dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of doctors, healthcare professionals and frontline staff leading our fight against COVID-19.”
The company is working with the state government of Punjab. Ola said that the government has used the tech to track and manage over 17 lakh farmers produce and their vehicle movements in the vegetable markets. With the help of real-time GPS, Ola’s tech is helping the state government to ensure social distancing protocol in the vegetable markets.
Ravi Bhagat, Secretary of Punjab Mandi Board and Special Secretary for Government Reforms said, “Ola CONNECTS is a powerful platform that stakeholders across the government can quickly deploy to benefit citizens at large amidst the ongoing crisis.”
These capabilities come handy to state governments as several cases of large crowds formation was reported in vegetable markets and outside the grocery stores. The company has tweaked the platform to help the governments to issue digital passes to medical professionals and those working in essential services.