This Reply By Ola Cabs To A Customer Who Demanded A 'Hindu Driver' Will Make You Proud

07/04/2015 2:03 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Another shot with my new toy. The old 50mm f1.4. Another thing I fall in love with is the band Title Fight. It was quiet while we walked through Kingston. Hand in hand, the streetlights led us to where you lived. We were alone and all you could say was "All good things must come to an end".

When did you take a radio cab last? And when you did, did you think about your driver's religion?

While most of us would raise our eyebrows at such a question, Twitter user Seelam Veerapa Naidu found himself in the centre of a raging debate because he tweeted to Ola Cabs yesterday and demanded that they allow him to choose his drivers, because "being a Hindu, he preferred a Hindu driver".

Naidu, predictably, has been getting a lot of hate online, but Ola Cabs' reply to the tweet will make any Indian proud:

The Delhi government last month requested the Centre to block web-based apps of taxi operators Uber, Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure, alleging that these companies were not complying with a ban order imposed by it.

All app-based cab services were banned in the National Capital after a driver of Uber, the US-based online taxi-hailing company, was accused of raping a female passenger.

Meanwhile, Uber, a competitor, responded to Ola's tweet.

Naidu went on to explain himself.

And issued an apology, well sort of, to Ola.

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