Monday, November 21, 2016

CIAL says ‘no’ to fresh taxi permit demand

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) authorities have said that it will not give in to the demand raised by some organisations for taxi permit in the airport area.

The airport authority made it clear on Sunday that taxi permits would be issued only to those who had lost their property and homes on account of land acquisition for the airport.

The airport authority said it had come to know of a group of people, who had approached private taxi owners, promising them taxi permits in the airport area. The airport authority also warned people not to be swayed by such false promises. The airport authority had, in 1999, formed the Cochin International Airport Taxi Cooperative Society to distribute taxi permits and services in the airport area. The airport authority has also prepared a list of people who lost their property or homes due to land acquisition for the airport with the help of the Department of Revenue.
The airport authority said a total of 604 people had so far been issued taxi permits within the airport area on the basis of the list of people who had lost their property or home for the building of the airport.
21/11/16 The Hindu

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