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Nov 30 2016 (06:29)  He offers free ride to metro users (
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BENGALURU: Getting an autorickshaw or cab in the city is no less a struggle at unearthly hours. With no options left, most commuters getting off Namma Metro at Nayandahalli along Mysuru Road used to pay exorbitant fares to auto-wallahs to head home. But not any more.These days, Gowtham Shravan Kumar, 30, is a saviour for many; he offers free rides to those who don't have vehicles to move further along Mysuru Road. He also keeps two helmets with him.Gowtham waits for passengers with a notice which reads -- Offering FREE RIDE till BEML Bus Stand, RR Nagar. The spot is at a 5km distance from the Metro station.
"I have been doing this since August. A lot of people will be waiting
for an auto or a cab to reach home from Metro station. Auto drivers often demand extra money especially if it's late in the night. I take the passengers on my bike so that they can save money and time," Gowtham said.
Gowtham, who is working as a video producer with a news website on MG Road, said in the beginning, people were apprehensive. "I knew many won't take help from strangers. So, I had to win their confidence and these days, people approach me. If nobody comes forward, I ride back home alone," he added.
He considers this initiative a learning opportunity as he gets to know different individuals. "Many a times, people were so happy to see someone offering help. I met a person recently who didn't leave me until I had a pani puri with him. A 58-year-old man, who had come from Hassan, was so impressed that he invited me to visit his club," he added.

Nov 30 2016 (06:30)
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great work!
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