For all those who travel via autorickshaws or taxis in Mumbai, here's a topic actively being discussed on X (formerly known as Twitter) and it is whether the city uses digital modes of money transfer or sticks around the traditional cash payment. A man from Bengaluru visiting Mumbai claimed that the 'financial capital' isn't much for the UPI, be it the transport or restaurants. However, Mumbaikars on the microblogging platform have reacted to the comment and expressed their views on it.
Narrating his experience in Mumbai and ridiculing how UPI wasn't accepted in the services he opted for, a Bengaluru man identified as Sumukh Rao tweeted, "It's funny how Mumbai is the 'Financial Capital' of India but 99% of rickshaw and taxi valas don't accept UPI. Heck, several shops and popular establishments like Rustom Ice Cream and Kyani only deal in cash (sic)."
The internet was divided over the scenario as some disagreed with the claim about Mumbai while others seconded it. "This is not true at all. Most taxis/autos switched to UPI at least 2 years ago," read a reply to the tweet. "Which Mumbai were you in bro?" asked an X user purportedly to opine that the city accepts online transactions and doesn't only rely on cash payments.
On the other side, some agreed with Rao but pointed out that "Being a financial capital does not necessarily influence 'personal' preferences. Having a UPI is more of a personal preference." "I hate when someone disses Mumbai but this frustrates me too. Mumbai really needs to pull its socks up when it comes to UPI. It's a shame," a netizen tweeted.