The first usage of the Digital Wallet was booking a cab from Ulsoor (my son’s school) to my office. Used Ola app to book a Taxi for Sure cab. It cost me Rs.68
Uber typically tends to run at 4.0x for UberGo and 2.0+x for UberX. Uber black is really expensive and I have seldom tried it unless it is an extended family trip!
I didn’t have any small transaction to do as well on day 1 thus it was easy.
But the challenge began in the evening with a raining Bangalore. Bangalore – the IT capital of India – gets nasty if it rains. Traffic in the city is a challenge in normal days and on rainy days, it is nothing short of a nightmare.
Uber was running at 4x & 2.6x for UberGo and UberX respectively. A trip that typically costs Rs. 120 was hovering around Rs.450+ on both categories. I was in a fix.
Happened to hitch a ride with a colleague till Ulsoor Costa Coffee which is mid-way from office to home and waited for a while to then take an UberX at 2.1x surge pricing. It cost me Rs.270 to get home. Challenging but reached home without using cash nonetheless!
Day 1 ended with an extra spend.
Ulsoor to Office in the morning through Ola (TaxiForSure) – Rs.68
Ulsoor Costa Coffee to Home – Rs.270 (typically this ride costs about Rs.140)