Hyderabad: Rathish Sekhar was left in shock after he received a whopping Rs 9,15,887 bill for traveling with Ola.
On August 24, Sekhar, who works on government projects as a consultant was traveling from Jubilee Hill to Nizamabad, and vice versa by taxi-hailing service Ola for a 450 km round trip.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Rathish said, “When I booked the cab the estimate shown on my phone was about Rs 5,000. When I actually returned, the bill showed Rs 9.15 lakh.” While actual distance covered in the trip was Rs 450 km, the bill showed distance traveled as 85,427 km.”
“There were no dots between the numericals. For example, some times the bill amount is displayed as ‘9158.87’ which would mean Rs 9,158. But even Rs 9,000 would be almost double the estimate.”
When the Ola staff was called, they apologized for the mistake for such annoyance and the final bill was recalculated to Rs 4,812.