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Delhi-resident Viplav Arora recieved a heart warming reply from ola cab driver(Vipin Kumar) when he went out of cash

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New Delhi, November 12, 2016: On Tuesday night, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetization of 500-1000 rupee notes, a lot of people all across the country weren’t in the right frame of mind. PM Modi’s fight against the flow of black money, corruption, and terrorism was not appreciated at the first go. Many believed it to be a mere harassment for the common people.

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The government of India on the other hand, believed it to be a stern step that was necessary for the better future of the country and common people would understand that.
On the very next day of the announcement, many were out of cash or had very limited cash. It was a difficult time for people all over the country, as people had to bank upon lower currency notes only.

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Amid all this chaos, a Delhi-resident Viplav Arora was traveling in an Ola cab and was out of cash (only had Rs 500 notes which were worthless at that point of time). He decided to pay it via Ola Money but when his ride ended, it was little over the amount he had in his Ola account and he was supposed to pay the rest of it in cash, but there was absolutely no other option to pay.

When the driver, Vipin Kumar, came to know about it, he replied, ” Sir baaki k paise rehne dijiye , do paise kam kama lenge ,thodi si takleef hogi or vo to sab ko ho rhi hai, ab sarkaar ke faisley ka samaan krte hue , desh ki tarakki me ye hamara yogdaan hi samjh lenge. Aap befikr hokar apni train lijiye.

(Sir, let it be. Even if I earn a little less money, it’ll be a little bit difficult to manage but it’s the case with everyone. In the honor of the decision government took; consider this as my contribution to the country’s growth. You please go ahead and board your train without any worries)”

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This reply won his heart and took to social media to thank and share his experience.

– by Pinaz Kazi of NewsGram. Twitter: @PinazKazi

  • Ruchika Kumari

    Really…. A big salute to that driver….this incident proves that Humanity is still alive

  • Diksha Arya

    hats off to the driver…

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Hyundai, Kia Invest $300 mn in India’s Ride-hailing Giant Ola

The nine-year-old firm had set up in 2018 Ola Electric Mobility Ltd to use battery-run cabs as a pilot project at Nagpur in Maharashtra

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In their single biggest investment ever, Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp on Tuesday announced an investment of Rs 2,068 crore ($300 million) in India’s leading ride-hailing cab aggregator Ola.

The agreement will see the three companies collaborate on building India-specific electric vehicles and infrastructure and developing unique fleet and mobility solutions, Hyundai said.

“This partnership will also significantly benefit driver-partners on our platform, as we collaborate with Hyundai to build vehicles and solutions that enable sustainable earnings for millions of them, in the time to come,” said Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO of Ola.

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors will invest $240 million and $60 million respectively in Ola.

As part of the strategic collaboration, the companies have agreed to co-create solutions to operate and manage fleet vehicles, marking the Hyundai Motor Group’s first foray into the industry, as they expand operations from automobile manufacturing and sales to total fleet solutions.

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The partnership will offer Ola drivers various financial services, including lease and instalment payments, while vehicle maintenance and repair services are expected to enhance customer satisfaction, Hyundai said.

Hyundai, Kia and Ola also agreed to coordinate efforts to develop cars and specifications that reflect the needs of the ride hailing market.

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Ola earlier this month raised Rs 400 crore from its early investors, including Tiger Global and Matrix India, to fund its electric mobility business.

The nine-year-old firm had set up in 2018 Ola Electric Mobility Ltd to use battery-run cabs as a pilot project at Nagpur in Maharashtra. (IANS)