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Mumbai resident books Uber; what happened next will leave you in splits

Soon after booking the cab, Deorukhkar found that the driver, who was also on his first trip began the drive without picking him.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Mumbai [ Updated: July 22, 2018 23:35 IST ]
Representative Image.

Representative Image.

App-based cab booking services have been a great boon to daily commuters who no longer have to worry about being turned down by taxi drivers. However, the system has its own loopholes and sometimes commuters have to be at the receiving end. Mumbai resident Preshit Deorukhkar recently went through an 'agonising experience' with the Uber App. Soon after booking the cab, Deorukhkar found that the driver, who was also on his first trip, began the drive without picking him.

As soon as Deorukhkar realised the blunder made by the driver, he took to Twitter to raise concern with the support team of Uber and also mentioned that the driver's phone was unreachable. But what followed will literally leave you in splits.

Deorukhkar continued to track the journey online, curious if the driver would eventually come his pickup spot. But he was rather baffled as the driver continued the 'joy-ride' at his expense.

He also brought to Uber's attention that the driver just went by "P" instead of a proper name.

Instead of getting irked, Deorukhkar was rather amused by the driver's antics and he  continued to post screenshots of the journey with quirky remarks and witty captions.

Minutes later, the customer again wrote that he is wondering whether there was any dead body in the car or not. In a tweet, he said, “Or he is dumping a dead body sealed in the car deep in the mangroves, me thinks.”

The “story” then went on to become murkier and was nothing less than a mystery movie. “There’s got to be some major stash buried here, right? Gold? Drugs? Arms and ammunition?” the rider tweeted.

And after all the Mumbai “sightseeing”, the driver ‘cancelled’ the ride, but with a bill of Rs 857.43.

What was more funny when the App asked Deorukhkar to rate the ride.

Taking cognisance of Deorukhkar’s complaint, Uber promised to refund his money but did not apologise for the driver’s error.

Soon after the incident, netizens took to Twitter, many sharing similar incidents that had happened to them.

 

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