Even when thousands of people are suffering due to the incessant rain in Tamil Nadu, many social media users are busy creating troll messages on the condition of Chennai-residents.
Memes showing waterlogged roads in Chennai have been doing the rounds of social media with the hashtag #Chennairains.
"The beauty of Chennai is- It's Ooty when it's winter, It's Sahara when it's summer, It's Venice when it rains (sic)," says a user on Twitter.
Many have requested popular cab service company Ola to start boat services in Chennai, and recent photos on Twitter show boats with Ola stickers rescuing people from waterlogged areas in Chennai. The hashtag #Olaboat is also trending on Twitter.
When IBTimes India contacted Ola Chennai, they said they haven't officially started any boat services in the city. However, the official Twitter handle of the company has claimed they have sent some boats to ferry people from waterlogged areas in Chennai for free.
"Rain or shine, we're always available for you! #OlaBoat #Chennai (sic)", Ola has tweets on Tuesday, 17 November.
Many social media users have appreciated the company for its timely act in helping stranded people in Chennai.
Anuraag D Jain
So #OlaBoat is out and rescuing ppl. @Olacabs hats off for your support. #chennairains
Thank you @Olacabs for this timely act!Grt way to pick up from anywhere.Amazing response to memes & trends #OlaBoat
Yesterday: Everyone Trolled @Olacabs and asked to introduce #OlaBoat Today: They "Just did it" Literally, saving lives! Thank You!
Tinu Cherian Abraham
This is Super cool! It is not a joke anymore. @Olacabs deploys #OlaBoat to ferry ppl from flooded areas in Chennai
— sujitha nair (@ssujithanair) November 17, 2015
Check out viral memes on Chennai rains below:
— Venkatesh Krishna (@venkatweetz) November 15, 2015
— nira (@niranjanadivaka) November 16, 2015
— Atul (@AtulGandhi7) November 17, 2015