The boats were manned by professional rowers and also fishermen to rescue people and to provide food and drinking water free-of-cost.
The boats are equipped with two rowers, sufficient umbrellas and can ferry between five to nine people in a trip.

"While we are addressing the increased demand for transportation in city, we are working closely with local stakeholders to help ferry those stranded in water-logged areas.", Ola, Business Head (Tamil Nadu), Ravi Teja said.
The boat service would be available for next three days and will be extended if water-logging continues, it added.


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