Mumbai Rains: APP-based cab aggregators Uber and Ola have announced free rides for travellers in the financial capital of India which has been receiving torrential downpour, according to NDTV report. While Ola has come up with a free shuttle service, Uber is providing free UberPool rides for Mumbaikars. The city had witnessed a whopping 298 mm of rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997. Almost all schools and colleges are closed in the city and its suburbs. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has advised people to stay back home unless there is an emergency.
Uber has introduced a promo code “MUMBAIRAINS”. If you are in Mumbai, all you need to do is to open the Uber app and go to open Payments option. Subsequently, you have to tap the Promocode section and type the code. Ola’s free pool rides extended to everyone and you don’t need to book a ride.
Apart from these, Uber and Ola have suspended surge pricing in view of people suffering due to Mumbai rains, the report says.
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Meanwhile, life in Mumbai was today slowly coming back on tracks as rains subsided and hundreds of stranded commuters headed home with the partial resumption of suburban train services, a day after heavy showers brought the city to a halt and left four persons dead. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the intensity of rains over the Mumbai region today is expected to be slightly lower than what it was yesterday. However, some isolated areas are likely to receive heavy rainfall, it warned, according to PTI report.