With Mumbai rains making disaster, Uber and Ola cab services provider have declared free rides and other discounts as the financial hub of the country spectators the heaviest rainfall since 2005. The full rains have paralysed the transportation services in and around Mumbai, with some roads and highway hit by inches of water, top to a flood-like situation. Mumbai rains have paralysed train services that millions of travelers rely on every day, while many flights were also delayed due to less visibility. Companies across the city have organized for food and stay for employees that have been trapped in office. Many people have also offered to provide shelter to those stranded during Mumbai rains.
Uber has introduced free UberPool rides to people in Mumbai, serving the residents reach home. The ride-hailing firm said promo code "MUMBAIRAINS" (you can apply it by opening Uber app, then going to Payments option, and tapping the Promo section) would allow people to avail free pool rides.
Ola, the bigger ride service provider in the country, has announced free Shuttle cab services at all area in the Mumbai for every people, no any need for the booking a ride in the outcome of Mumbai rains. Ola company Shuttle services could help you join to Powai Hiranandani - Bhayander via Western Express Highway, Bandra Kurla Complex - Bhayandar via Western Express Highway, Domestic Airport - Thane side via JVLR & then Eastern Express, Lower Parel, Currey Road - Thane via Lalbaugh Parel Central Route, Goregaon Hub Mall: Vasai via Western Express Highway.
Additionally, Uber cab said it is appending surge pricing - dynamic pricing the company uses based on request and supply volume - in Mumbai as the city continues to fight extreme rains. Ola has also deferred surge pricing on its platform. Both the companies warned that their cabs might take longer than usual to arrive at their pick-up spots during Mumbai rains.
The weighty rains, which are predictable to continue on Wednesday, have harshly impacted the lives of the residents of Mumbai. "Stopping my flight to Delhi for an Indo Australian meeting," Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra wrote on Twiter, describing the situation as 'typhoon-like weather.' "Telling my Aussie friends I'm 'Down Under' water in Mumbai."
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