Mumbai: A Ghatkopar businessman got the shock of his life, albeit temporarily, after he was handed over a bill of Rs 83,395 for a round trip to Pune on an Ola cab. The invoice said he had travelled 7,000 km in a span of 14 hours, which is at the speed of 500kmph.
The fat bill was a clear case of software error and rectified by the app-based fleet operator. Just that it left Kamal Bhatia wondering, for some time, if he had taken a special plane for the journey.
The senior citizen, who lives on Ram Narayan Narkar Marg in Pantnagar, said he was finally given a bill of Rs 4,088 for the trip. While the aggregator apologised for the mistake, it waived off the entire bill later.
Ola refused to comment on the case. Recounting his experience that may now evoke laughter, Bhatia said he had booked a cab on September 4 to visit Pune for a wedding. The family of four, Bhatia, his wife and their two daughters, left home at 6.30 am.