New Delhi [India], Aug 31 : Taxi aggregator Ola supported commuters affected by the heavy rainfall and water-logging in Delhi NCR; by deploying volunteers and shuttle buses in key affected areas.
The volunteers helped in clearing the traffic congestion and enabled swift movement of travellers. More than 100 Ola volunteers were stationed at key traffic junctions and waterlogged areas like Rajiv Chowk, Dhaula Kuan, Mahipalpur, Huda City Centre, Cyber City in Gurgaon, Jasola, Govindpuri, Noida City Centre amongst others.
In an attempt to come to the stranded people's recue, Ola also deployed shuttle buses in some of the badly affected areas to ferry commuters including office goers and students to the nearest metro stations.
These shuttle rides were voluntary and totally free of cost. Hundreds of people across the region benefited from Ola's efforts. "The heavy rains in Delhi NCR earlier today led to water-logging and flooding which caused a lot of traffic snarls across Delhi NCR.
In our endeavor to enable mobility, more than 100 volunteers from Ola worked in tandem with the Traffic Police in affected areas to channel traffic," said Business Head - North Ola, Deep Singh.
"We also deployed Ola Shuttles in several areas across the region to ferry people to their nearest metro stations, so they could travel while avoiding the water-logged roads and continuous rainfall.
Hundreds of people benefited from the free Ola Shuttle rides today," added Deep Singh. Earlier, Ola had initiated similar flood relief operations in Allahabad, Varanasi and Guwahati where it deployed boats to help people in affected areas across the two cities in Uttar Pradesh.
Ola had also sent veterinary doctors from Guwahati to Kaziranga to help Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in its rescue operations.
Similarly, in Chennai floods last year, Ola had deployed boats in water logged and partially submerged areas, basis information provided by the Fire and Rescue Department of Tamil Nadu.