Woman Delivers In Ola Cab, Gets Free Rides For 5 Years


New Delhi: Ishwari Singh Vishwakarma is on cloud nine as she has become mother of a baby boy. However, what makes the experience unique is that the baby was born in an Ola cab on the way to hospital on the morning of October 2.

In addition to this, there is another reason for the 21-year-old woman to feel elated, as the ride hailing company has announced that Ishwari Singh Vishwakarma and her son can avail free rides for the next five years as a gift.

These rides can be availed by a special coupon, named after the baby. The incident occurred when the woman went into labour on Monday morning, three weeks before her expected date, her husband Ramesh Singh Vishwakarma said.

“My wifes expected delivery date was October 24 but in the wee hours of October 2, she started experiencing labour pains, so we booked a cab in the morning to go to Kamla Nehru Hospital, and at around 7.20 am, the cab driver arrived for pick up at our residence in Kondhwa area,” Ramesh Singh Vishwakarma said.

Narrating his experience, Vishwakarma said his brother and mother were with his wife in the cab while he was riding a motorcycle on their way to the hospital.  “After travelling four to five kms from home, I got a call from my brother informing me about my wife delivering in the cab,” said Vishwakarma, who works in a private firm.

Interestingly it was the maiden cab ride for Vishwakarmas wife. Ola said the mother and the child are entitled to free rides for the next five years as a gift.