Ola provides ferry service in Chennai’s waterlogged areas

The boats are equipped with two rowers, sufficient umbrellas and can ferry between five to nine people in a trip.

November 17, 2015 03:07 pm | Updated March 25, 2016 01:01 am IST - Chennai

This photo retweeted by Ola shows a boat provided by the cab service at waterlogged area in Chennai.

This photo retweeted by Ola shows a boat provided by the cab service at waterlogged area in Chennai.

Taxi operator Ola has deployed boats along with professional rowers to rescue people in the waterlogged areas to safer places.

“Ola deployed boats in waterlogged and partially submerged areas on the basis of information from the Fire and Rescue department”, Ola said in a statement.

The boats were manned by professional rowers and also fishermen to rescue people and to provide food and drinking water free-of-cost.

The boats are equipped with two rowers, sufficient umbrellas and can ferry between five to nine people in a trip.

“While we are addressing the increased demand for transportation in city, we are working closely with local stakeholders to help ferry those stranded in waterlogged areas,” Ola, business head (Tamil Nadu), Ravi Teja said.

The boat service would be available for next three days and will be extended if waterlogging continues, it added.

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