Sunday, October 15, 2017

No parking lot for online taxis at Cial

Kochi: Even as several airports in India have designated a specific pick-up and drop-off points for online taxis, authorities at the Cochin International Airport Ltd (Cial) are not likely to implement the same.
Furthermore, the Nedumbassery police have also asked online taxi drivers not to park their vehicles outside the airport facility.
"Currently, when we come to the airport to drop-off passengers, we will have to wait for a few hours to get our next trip request as many of us are waiting outside. Now, we park our car in a nearby spot outside the airport and wait," said Navas Ponnani, general secretary of the online taxi drivers' union.
Sony Mathai, station house officer of Nedumbassery police station, said that several online taxi drivers park their cars on the service roads next to the airport and end up blocking the road traffic.
"When they park their car, these roads get blocked and there have been several traffic congestion issues here. We have decided to take action against drivers who park their vehicles outside the airport," he said.
15/10/17 Vikram Vinod/Times of India