Bengaluru, which is known for its tech sector and climate, is notorious for its traffic jams, which frequently leave travelers stranded for hours during rush hour. A Twitter user recently recounted his difficulty finding an Uber car in Bengaluru, which was 71 minutes away, and precisely 24km away from the location.
The waiting time
Commuting in Bengaluru continues to be a major source of aggravation for commuters, who frequently express their frustration on social media. A particular instance involved a Twitter user by the name of Anushank Jain who shared a screenshot of an Uber app auto ride request.
Although the post noted that an auto driver had accepted the ride, the user was more interested in the lengthy wait and significant distance. The distance between the auto and where it was needed was 24 kilometers, and the estimated waiting time was 71 minutes, which is the length of a flight from Delhi to Jaipur.
Huge respect for him if he actually shows up. #peakbengaluru pic.twitter.com/6rQt1TswPU
— Anushank Jain (@madmax_anushank) May 16, 2023
It would appear that bengalureans are not shocked enough by the lengthy waiting hour. The post was captioned, “Huge respect for him if he actually shows up. #peakbengaluru.”
Internet users enthusiastically commented on the post. One remarked, “You are lucky, I couldn’t book even a single #uberauto in Bangalore from last week.” Another wrote, “That normally happens if the vehicle is hired and is coming to your location close by. There may be no vehicles at your location. So assigned a vehicle coming towards u (sic).”
Huge respect for you also if you wait that long
— Bal Krishn Birla (@bkbirla) May 16, 2023
Lol you seem to be the chosen one!
I thought @Olacabs & @Uber_India autos were just for the ads. If you need one urgently, none of them accept or arrive for the pickup – although in the app they show a pile of autos just 1 min away!
— Gautham Shanbhogue 🇮🇳 (@ohmygaut) May 17, 2023
You are lucky, I couldn't book even a single #uberauto in Bangalore from last week
— Karthik (@Karthik44257839) May 17, 2023
On a busy Sunday evening in cochin,
As I was ferrying customers towards the drop location. I received an order where the pick up location was 11 km away. But it was 5 km away from the drops location, I accepted the ride.
But sadly the customer cancelled it after 5 minutes.
— reetan (@inotsobad) May 17, 2023
This tweet screenshot should be sent to all respected HR managers of "work from office" companies in Bengaluru 😂😂
— Prashant Paleja (@caprashant1) May 17, 2023
I'm one of Uber rider, sometimes you find a request ride 10 to 15 minutes away,then you sacrifice to pick only to end being paid a pinch.Uber need to form a creteria where such distant customers are alerted and in dieneed should be charged both for a pick up and a drop off.
— kevin ochieng owino (@KevinOwinokevo) May 17, 2023
I call your 71 minutes 😂 pic.twitter.com/AzI9ZYOLP1
— pseudo punjabi (@PseudoPunjabi) May 17, 2023
That normally happens if the vehicle is hired and is coming to your location closeby .
There may be no vehicles at your location. So assigned a vehicle coming towards u
— SpriteBrains (@SpriteBrains) May 16, 2023
However, the driver canceled the ride request within just one minute, as mentioned in Jain’s reply.