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An Uber driver asked a passenger to give him Rs 2,000 note and what he did next will shock you

After the passenger's tweet went viral, a few users said they experienced something similar.

By: Trends Desk | Published: January 11, 2017 7:27 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 and the Reserve Bank of India issued new currency of Rs 2,000. The new pink coloured notes, in the first few days, were extremely difficult to use because most people did not have change to spare. Even now, two months after the new currency found its way to the market, Rs 2,000 note is point-blank refused at small shops because of unavailability of change.

Twitter user Krish Ashok shared an episode he experienced in Chennai which sheds light on how the big currency note is being misused or rather used.

Ashok tweeted that he was travelling in an Uber cab and while crossing the OMR toll plaza, the driver asked him if he has the new note. He gave the driver the note who then showed it to the toll worker. The worker asked them to leave without paying the tax because he didn’t have any change.

“Uber driver asks if I have a 2K note. I ask why. He says, watch. Offers it to the toll guy who gives it back & says it’s ok, no toll. Go on,” read his tweet which has gone viral with over 2,000 retweets. “And yes, it goes without saying that if you are in an Uber, you don’t get to profit, only the driver does. Uber still automatically charges,” he added.

People on the thread criticised the driver for his unfair practice and also belittled Ashok for allowing him to do so. “So the guy cheated and you are gloating. And a journo retweets thinking he is dissing demonetisation,” tweeted a user to which, Ashok said, “what part of my tweet suggested gloating? It’s just an observation with no commentary.”

After the tweet went viral, a few users said they experienced something similar. “can confirm. Happened with me too although my intention wasn’t to not pay. I just didn’t have change,” wrote a user.

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  1. Rakesh Kochhar
    Jan 12, 2017 at 4:50 am
    Nothing wrong in it . Demonetisation has made everyone suffer till now . If the recent data is any indication, we are in for financial trouble . We had hope that Modi will set things right but patience seems to be running out .
    1. N
      Jan 11, 2017 at 10:41 pm
      Uber drivers are rubbing people, my story with uber is ... My cousin ordered a car to take my son and i from crown heights NY to JFK they charged 63.00us we wait on the taxi he drop us off, send and email to her saying she had 25.00us more for them cause there were 4 penger in d cab... Untrue, a dark heavy Nigerian with big lips and kokie eye on one side..... So be very care full with them please people's
      1. Maitrey Mehta
        Jan 12, 2017 at 3:12 am
        Before App. Based services it was tough to negotiate and find Taxi. No doubt companies make big profit and drivers make less but if they did not make syndicates at Taxi stand ap.based taxi was not come as business opportunity to companies. Also one or two companies rule the world , how ome no one from India came up with this idea in India?
        1. Michael Huckeba
          Jan 12, 2017 at 12:54 am
          Drivers got to do everything they can to make a profit. After cancellations where you waste gas getting there without compensation, damage to your car, wear and tear, a driver has to use whatever tricks they can to pull a profit. Drivers don't get paid very much. Lyft and Uber may advertise $35 hr but that's rare. After expenses it's more like $10-15. Factor in wear and tear on your car makes it way less so tip your drivers please. A $1-2 goes a long way to offset expenses.
          1. Z
            Jan 13, 2017 at 11:16 am
            so your issue is that he charged your more by lying or because he was a nigerian with big lips and kokie eyes? that sounds racist to the core!
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