Day 1 of #NoWalletChallenge

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

It was actually a quiet day since I spent most of the day at work. The real challenge would have to be faced only in the evenings since getting an Ola cab/auto or Uber becomes extremely difficult.

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.

Day Summary:

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)

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