A woman walks with an umbrella in the rain in Mumbai (Photo: AP)
A woman walks with an umbrella in the rain in Mumbai (Photo: AP)

Heavy rains in Mumbai: Uber gets slammed on Twitter for 'insensitive' pricing

  • Uber's pricing left people on Twitter fuming at the taxi-hailing app while the maximum city was getting subjected to heavy downpour
  • IMD also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai in the next 24 hours

Heavy downpour in Mumbai on Friday caused water-logging and traffic snarls in several parts of Mumbai and also led to flight delays.

Intense spells of rain are likely to continue in the districts of Thane, Raigad and Mumbai during next four hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Fourteen years ago on this date, Mumbai was battered by heavy rainfall, which caused havoc across the city, claiming many lives, and leaving the city paralysed.

Meanwhile, sounding an orange alert for Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra, the IMD also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai in the next 24 hours.

"According to IMD forecast heavy rainfall with severe thunderstorm, accompanied with lightening, expected all through the night. We request citizens to avoid venturing around the sea and avoid parking vehicles under a tree. Call 1916 for in any emergency," the BMC tweeted.

At a time when rains were getting flooded and people were scrambling to reach their homes, Uber's pricing left people on Twitter fuming at the taxi-hailing app. Some even said that at the prices being charged one can take a flight from Mumbai to Goa or Ahmedabad.

Comparisons were also drawn with Rahul Bose's recent post about being charges 442 at a luxury hotel for a couple of bananas.

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