Sunday, November 20, 2016

Cash crunch hits taxi drivers and fliers at Sahar airport

Mumbai: When you come out of Mumbai’s Sahar international airport you could be pardoned for thinking you are at Dadar railway station and not the swanky, world-class airport terminal.

Like Dadar which is infamous for its demanding cabbies, the demonetisation and the consequent currency shortage have turned Sahar into something similar, reports Rediff.com’s A Ganesh Nadar who landed in Mumbai this morning.
“For prepaid cabs you paid your fare at the counter, the company kept 10% and the rest of the money was given to the cabbie immediately. But after the ban on Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes on November 8, for three days they were not distributing any money as the notes were old,’ explained a veteran cabbie. “Then they started paying out, but the accounts of the cabbies and those kept at the counters did not match. So they came to blows and the counters shut down, and are yet to reopen.”
20/11/16 India Live Today

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