Stranded Woman Thanks Bengaluru Cops For Help. Now, Twitter Is All Praise

She even praised the auto driver for not overcharging them for the ride

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Stranded Woman Thanks Bengaluru Cops For Help. Now, Twitter Is All Praise

Aparna Vinod was stuck in Indiranagar with a friend with no way to commute back home


Stranded on the road in the night, Bengaluru resident Aparna Vinod was stuck in Indiranagar for over an hour with a friend, struggling to find a ride to go home. Private cabs showed surge pricing and many didn't respond to their booking, she said. Rain made it difficult for them to go looking for an auto. A distraught Aparna then turned to Bengaluru Police who helped her find an auto rickshaw. She detailed her entire experience in a post on Facebook and even gave them 5 stars along with praise for the auto rickshaw driver who, according to her, didn't overcharge for the ride back home, which was 10 kilometres away in Hennur.

"As we helplessly stood in front of the hotel where we had our dinner, we saw a traffic police vehicle go past. I ran up the vehicle in the rain and asked them to help us find a ride. To be honest we were extremely doubtful of any help coming our way, but you proved us wrong. Your team actually sent an auto to pick us up !" she wrote.

She added, "But you guys and the auto driver were the real heroes (sic) of last night. I can't tell you how reassured we were to know that when in need, we can count on you guys !.
 
 
 


Voicing her concerns about private cab companies, Aparna Vinod told NDTV, "With online aggregators, I realise I am more trapped. They have killed all competition and made us all depend on them for shoddy service. Earlier I could take an auto, maybe argue with the auto guys, but now there is no auto too ! So we are absolutely at the mercy of these travel aggregators. If not for the cops that day, I wonder how I would have gotten home".

On Twitter, Bengaluru Police Commissioner Praveen Sood shared a screenshot thanking the citizen for her words.
 
Soon, many others chimed in with the praise
 
Last week, two Bengaluru traffic cops were lauded for allowing an ambulance on a road which was cordoned off for the President's convoy. Sub inspector ML Nijalingappa and constable Vishwanath Rao were on duty at Trinity Circle for President Pranab Mukherjee's convoy to pass when they spotted an ambulance approaching from the other end, but with no time to get permission from a senior officer, they made the quick decision of letting the ambulance move through, which many praised on social media.
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