You can’t keep a good Mumbaiite down, and many responded to the autorickshaw strike on Wednesday with considerable good humour.
I'm not a religious person, but I like to believe god occasionally rewards my good behavior with a #rickshawstrike— Tushar Kamath (@Bigtorquer) August 31, 2016
Some were defiant and determined to see the silver lining.
Took bus twice today as #rickshawstrike & walked little distances. This should be a monthly feature. Good business for BEST. Healthier us.— BlogwatiG (@BlogwatiG) August 31, 2016
Not a single rickshaw today. Not a single jam. Smoothest ride to station in ages. Love it. #rickshawstrike— Djentleman (@Xedster) August 31, 2016
Other couldn’t help but cheerily point out the irony. The strike was called to demand stricter regulation of app-based aggregator services like Ola and Uber, but that’s precisely where most commuters turned when the three-wheelers went off the streets.
It's funny how Rickshaw walas use the #rickshawstrike every time to make more money than the meter would allow them.— Vijesh Rajan (@SimplyPuttu) August 31, 2016
Autowallas, u r not losing business bcoz of app based cab srvcs. They r gaining business bcoz of ur lackadaisical attitude #rickshawstrike— Ajay Ghai (@cravyajay) August 31, 2016
In a nutshell, the message was clear: leave the surge complaints to us and get back on the road.