For a small family and for a city like Mumbai the use of service providers like Ola and Uber are the best of the best as they follow the guidelines for safe and cheap travel within the city. We need not worry about hike in fuel prices as vehicle of our choice arrives at a phone call. Some of the service providers offer some value added amenities like a newspaper and a bottle of Bisleri water to enjoy the travel comfort. The fare of the journey is shown in the monitor and there is no need for bargaining. Instead of having a car using this type of facility gives you the freedom to travel and avoid the burden of parking at your residence and when you go to a place within the city. The culture of Delhi and Mumbai are entirely different and the Chief Minister in the hope of making changes exceeded all the limits. In Mumbai we we are willing to spend money for a good cause. The government can fix uniform price for commuters travelling from a place to particular destination. For eg Rs.450 can be levied on commuters for travelling from Airport from Navi Mumbai up to Vashi and Sanpada. And a receipt can be generated to get the reimbursement in case such a facility is available in your work place. In all both Uber and Ola offer comfort ride for the people and the other service providers should follow suit and make their fleet of cars available at a concessional price so that there will be a healthy competition among all. Ola and Uber are really boon for the young and old people in a most advantageous way.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)