“Since it was heavy rain in the morning, I booked a cab and when I contacted the driver, he did not pick up my call. So, I cancelled the cab, to rebook. Shockingly, I received a message from the concerned company that Rs 250 will be deducted,” said K T Prakash, a techie from Iyyappanthangal. Similarly, autorickshaw drivers too took advantage of the rains. “The minimum charge is between Rs 30 and Rs 40. But, the driver demanded Rs 60 for a one-km ride,” said V Senthil, a private firm employee.