Indian ride-hailing app Ola has been granted permission to operate in London.
Transport for London (TfL) granted the company a private hire vehicle operating licence, allowing it to compete with Uber.
ITV News reports that Ola launched its inaugural UK services in South Wales in August last year and now operates across 21 UK boroughs, serving towns and cities including Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol and Exeter.
According to ITV News it is expected to expand to London in early autumn.
An Ola spokesperson told ITV News, ‘We couldn’t be more excited to bring Ola to London in the time ahead.’
‘We are looking forward to building world-class mobility offerings for London, by collaborating with drivers, riders, the Government and local authorities. Londoners will hear more from us closer to our launch in the city, as we get ready to serve them,’ added the spokesperson.