"Midway through the trip, the baby's cries were suddenly heard in the backseat – the baby was born."

Woman delivers baby in Ola cab gifted five years of free ridesOla/Twitter
news Human Interest Friday, October 06, 2017 - 13:30

On the morning of October 2, Ishwari Singh, a resident of Pune's Kondhwa area and an expectant mother, boarded an Ola cab for the hospital.

However, before she could reach the hospital, she delivered a baby boy in the car.

Ola, in its blog wrote, that the woman's pain kept increasing during the drive, and "Midway through the trip, the baby's cries were suddenly heard in the backseat – the baby was born."

The mother and the new born, along with the family members she was travelling with, were safely driven to the hospital after that.

The cab-aggregator has gifted both the mother and the baby free rides for the next five years.

According to the woman's husband, who PTI spoke to, the delivery took place three weeks before the expected date.

"My wife's expected delivery date was October 24 but in the wee hours of October 2, she started experiencing labour pains, so we booked a cab in the morning to go to Kamla Nehru Hospital, and at around 7.20am, the cab driver arrived for pick up at our residence in Kondhwa area," Ramesh Singh Vishwakarma said.

Yashwant Galande, the driver who drove the woman, has also been felicitated for helping the passengers in need.

"The entire trip was an anxious experience. I never thought I would help deliver a baby in the line of duty," he said.

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