Transportation In India PART 2

Bryneth Fuller - India


March 19, 2018

Olas

Indian Name-Cab

GCY Fellow Name-Ola

(NO NEED TO GET FANCY HERE)

 

SPEED

 

Rating: 2/5

Ola is not one of the fastest modes of transport out there. Often, the driver will not even move until you call them and not even go to your pick-up location. That can eat up a large amount of time, especially when using Ola shares. They include multiple drop-offs and pick-ups with different people. Also, as a full sedan on a road full of two-wheelers and rickshaws is bound to be slower.

 

COST

 

Rating: 3/5

The cost though is generally less than rickshaws but during peak traffic times and when there is less availability the cost goes up. There are several ways to travel from a share, to an Ola rick, to a private car, but the comfier it gets, the more expensive it gets. Be forewarned!

 

RELIABILITY

 

Rating: 1/5

This is probably the least reliable way to get around. Drivers will drop your ride if they have any trouble whatsoever getting there, and will call you to ask where the pickup location is even though its on their GPS. When in the car you may need to give directions because a map is apparently useless unless you tell the person to use it.

This is NOT something that happens with ALL Ola cabs, but it happen frequently enough that I feel I should mention it here.

 

COMFORT

 

Rating: 3/5

The insides of the Ola rickshaws and cabs is quite nice and I have fallen asleep in a few of them. (I wouldn’t recommend falling asleep in them by yourself though.) The seats are soft and everything is normally pretty clean. For the cabs, there is extra protection from noise and pollution. If you’re very lucky, there is AC. There are also private cabs you can get which give free Wi-Fi and you can also rent a car, or book one for outside of the city.

The app itself can be glitchy sometimes but when it works is very easy to use.

 

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Bryneth Fuller