Spirit of Mumbai

29 August, 2017 witnessed a playback of what had happened back in 2005.
But what was different this time is the fact that people were better prepared and many companies more willing to help.
Here’s a list of the companies who came together when Mumbai needed them most. 
  • Olacabs, announced the initiation of an emergency shuttle service across Mumbai. The emergency shuttle services were being provided by Ola for free, and were being done as roads were gradually seeing receding water levels.
  • Uber introduced free UberPool rides to people in Mumbai, helping the residents reach home. The ride-hailing company had the promo code “MUMBAIRAINS” to allow people to avail free pool rides.
  • Airlines waived charges for cancelled tickets and no show passengers for flights in and out of Mumbai due to the heavy rains in the city.
  • Twitter with trending hashtags helped many people with all the information that was needed.
  • TheBombayCanteen in Lower Parel, RedBus, Oyo Rooms, Mirchi Mumbai all came together to offer help, free rooms, food for all those stranded in areas people were at. A few other restaurants promised to deliver food and actually complied.
  • Local trains that halt after 1.30am for 3 hours, worked through the night when they could to ensure that people reached home when they could.
  • Other places like Gurudwaras, Temples, Mosques, Churches opened their doors to people stranded in the vicinity. Foot soldiers rescued people, pets and strays alike.
  • Last but not the least, Mumbai Police worked tirelessly and effortlessly. From traffic updates to timely advice both online and offline to assist its citizens during the worst rainfall.
  • And while we are at it, let’s not forget the thousands of people who opened their homes, hearts, vehicles to all those who needed it at the right time, at the right place in the heart of Mumbai. Because the spirit of Mumbai never dies come what may.
Source: http://bit.ly/2womr7N


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