Bangalore is well known for its heavy traffic and traffic delays that last for hours. People keep complaining about the nightmare of traffic and the scarcity of public transport. As a result, many people use private taxis and rely on taxi aggregators like Ola and Uber.
An Uber ride from Bangalore airport to Electronic City recently caused an internet sensation. The excessive fee paid by the popular ride-sharing service for this particular trip shocked and belittled the passenger.
The incident was quickly noticed after the passenger posted his experience on social media channels, sparking outrage among netizens. Many readers shared his experiences with surprisingly high Uber costs for comparable rides.
- People shocked by Uber’s ‘incredibly high’ fare from Bengaluru airport to Electronic City
- Here’s how Twitter reacted to this viral tweet:
People shocked by Uber’s ‘incredibly high’ fare from Bengaluru airport to Electronic City
The Uber fare to Bangalore airport from E-City The cost of the taxi fare is dangerously close to what I paid for the plane ticket 😭 pic.twitter.com/FUw9jygeMh
— Badass Dad 🚬 🍺 (@Badass_Superdad) May 23, 2023
The man arrived at the Bangalore airport and was looking for a taxi to take him to his destination in Electronic City. He was surprised when he opened the Uber app and started looking for taxis to get to his destination. Taxi costs were “incredibly high” and he shared this on Twitter with a snapshot of Uber’s recommended prices.
Badass Dad on Twitter shared the screenshot with the caption: “Uber fare to Bangalore airport from E-City Taxi fare cost dangerously close to what I paid for plane ticket 😭.”
He tweeted a screenshot of Uber’s recommended taxi fares. The Uber Premium request for the 52-kilometre route was Rs 2,584 while the Uber XL fare was Rs 4,051. You believe it?
Here’s how Twitter reacted to this viral tweet:
Since the post was shared on Twitter, it has garnered more than 84,400 views, 202 retweets, 29 quotes, 780 likes, and 25 bookmarks. People left a variety of comments in response to the message.
According to one of the users, these are Uber rental fees. So you can travel 80 kilometers on it. Also, Bangalore airport is more than 50 kilometers from E-City. This is reasonable because you can travel with 4 or 6 (uberXL) people.
These are the Uber Rental charges. So you can actually travel 80 km on that. Also, Bangalore airport from E-City is more than 50 km away. This is reasonable considering that you can travel with 4 or 6 (uberXL) people.
— Vivek Nair 🇮🇳 卐 🕉️ (@viveknairp) May 23, 2023
Another user said: “The other day, I needed a taxi from hsr to ec at 10:30 pm, and the lowest fare was 850.” Instead I asked for my brother in law to pick me up.
Another day I needed a taxi @10.30pm from hsr to ec n the lowest fare was ₹850. I called my father in law to pick me up at his place 🤣🤣🤣🤣
—Candid_Shweta (@CandidShweta) May 23, 2023
The next person said, “Exactly. Not only the fare, but also the travel time is almost the same if you fly within the country.”
Exactly. Not only the fare, but also the travel time is mostly the same if you fly within the country.
— Ruchi (@Ruchi4Tweets) May 23, 2023
One even said: “Hum gareeb, to 2 din pahle chalna start kar de yaha pahuchne k liye” which means poor people like us started walking 2 days ago to reach their destination.
Hum gareeb a 2 din pahle chalna start kar de yaha pahuchne k liye
— King in the North 🐺 (@skywalker8901) May 23, 2023
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