NEW DELHI:  Mumbai resident Sushil Narsian will not forget April 1, 2017. He booked a cab from his residence in Mulund West to Vakola Market but the driver could not locate his house via maps because his phone stopped working. So, Mr Narsian started walking towards the driver but by the time he reached the pick-up point, the driver had cancelled the ride.

When he tried booking another cab, Mr Narsian saw something that must have felt like a cruel April Fools’ joke. He was unable to book a cab because he had an outstanding amount of Rs. 1,49,10,51,648. That’s over Rs. 149 crore if you had trouble calculating. The cab company also deducted the 127 rupees he already had in this mobile wallet. All this for a 300-metre ride.

Cab company Ola charged a Mumbai resident Rs. 149 crore for a 300-metre ride

How thing went really very wrong?

Cab rides are getting expensive. Really, really expensive. So expensive that even both your kidneys cannot cover it. Quite literally.

Sushil Narsian from Mumbai booked an OLA cab from his residence in Mulund but the cab could not reach his location because the cab diver’s phone malfunctioned.

By the time Sushil reached the cab’s location, the driver cancelled the ride and drove away. Sushil tried to book another ride from his mobile app but was not able to do so.

Obviously, he was not going let it slide so easily. Because he was pretty sure there was a minor glitch in the app. He took to Twitter and Facebook to let OLA know what happened.

Social media was shocked to see the whopping taxi bill.

Finally, OLA did respond to his April Fool’s nightmare by explaining to him that it was a bug in the mobile application.

Please take a look at the special code he got from OLA. Now that’s how you deal with a sticky situation like this one!

Sushil Narsian told NDTV that he has no grudges against the company and continues to use the app.

Hope it doesn’t happen again !!

Source: The Quint

 

Tags: OLA, Guy charged 149 crores for 300m ride, App malfunction, April fool nightmare, Sushil Narsian, Facebook, Twitter, April fool prank, Ola did it again

 

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