Ola has stepped up to help the citizens and bring some relief by ferrying stranded citizens to safer areas.
Ola has deployed boats in water logged and partially submerged areas, on the basis of information provided by the Fire and Rescue Department of Tamil Nadu.
The boats manned by professional rowers and fishermen, will also be used to provide food and drinking water in specific areas which are reportedly short of basic supplies. Both ferrying services and supplies will be offered free of cost to citizens.
Each boat will be manned by two rowers and can ferry anywhere between five to nine people in a single attempt. Ola is also providing rain gear to all rowers, which will help them ferry people without any hassles.
Details of the rowers and fishermen were provided to Ola by local firemen and the Chennai Sport Fishing Company.
These services are expected to be available over the next three days and might get extended if water-logging continues in the city.
While Ola is addressing the increased demand for transportation in the city through the Ola app, it is working closely with local stakeholders to help ferry those stranded in water logged areas.