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Long Wait Times and Corruption Cause Commuting Woes in Bengaluru

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Bengaluru, often marred by exorbitant prices and perpetual traffic snarls, continues to grab headlines for its challenging commuting experiences. While online cab booking apps offer a glimmer of hope, delays in cab arrivals have become a significant source of discomfort for commuters. A recent incident shared by Rajesh Sawhney on social media sheds light on the frustration, with a waiting time for an Uber cab clocking in at a staggering 50 minutes.

Sharing a screenshot on X platform, Sawhney voiced his dismay, labeling Bengaluru as one of the most chaotic and corrupt cities in India. According to him, this corruption extends from auto-rickshaw drivers to Uber drivers, and even permeates through political and bureaucratic circles. His post garnered significant attention, with many users chiming in with their own tales of woe.

One user recounted a troubling experience at the Bangalore Airport, where an Uber driver refused to turn on the AC, claiming it wasn’t included in the service. Upon insistence, the driver relented but demanded extra charges for the AC at the drop-off point—a scenario the user claimed was unprecedented in other cities.

Echoing Sawhney’s sentiments, another individual, drawing from experience across six Indian cities, asserted that Bengaluru’s level of corruption stands unmatched. They likened it to an endemic issue affecting everyone, from ordinary citizens to government officials.

Expressing frustration with ride-sharing apps, a different user revealed their decision to abstain from using cabs altogether due to recurrent issues. They recounted instances where drivers would arrive, demand cash payments, and upon refusal, cancel the ride and leave.

As Bengaluru grapples with these challenges, the spotlight remains on the city’s transportation infrastructure and the need for systemic reforms to alleviate the commuting woes of its residents.

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