Sunday, October 29, 2006

Biggest airport, but no pre-paid taxis

Mumbai: It's one of the basic amenities at airport terminals—a pre-paid taxi service. Yet the domestic terminal of the country's largest airport lacks one. After disembarking at Mumbai airport, if you need a cab, you better hope the cabbie does not mug or fleece you.
Though the international terminal of the Mumbai airport has a pre-paid taxi stand, the domestic terminal, where about 1,600 taxis operate in a day, is yet to get one.
With the growth of the low-cost airline industry, coupled with the stupendous rise in domestic passenger traffic, the number of fliers who hire a cab/rickshaw after arriving at the Mumbai airport has been on the rise. Then there are quite a few domestic flights that arrive after 10 pm, making the need to have a pre-paid taxi service also a security concern.
28/10/06 Times of India
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