pramalkumarsamanta By pramalkumarsamanta, 23rd May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Taxi occupies a very prominent role in public transport in cities. Without taxis the citizens face a great difficulty in movement from one place to another. The driver of the taxi demands a higher charge in fares when he is in great demand for hiring. They do not consider the plight of the passengers in times of distress.


The yellow colored Ambassador cars are generally used as private taxis bearing 'taxi' name plate on the top along with a blue stripe from front to rear end on the body of the taxis . . It is well known to all that a taxi cab also known as taxi or a cab is a type of white vehicle for hire with a driver used by a single passenger or small group of passengers often for a non-shared rate. The rates are generally fixed by the state government in consultation with different recognized taxi unions .The rates so fixed appear to be fair and reasonable in view of the rise in prices of the essential food articles in the market. All such cabs are non-ac taxis. But there are many types of taxis like AC taxis, no refusal taxis, Taxi for sure and mega cabs made available on the roads. Of all the taxis, Mega cabs have started their journey in the city since 2001. Mega cabs gave India first world class taxi service- safe. comfortable and reliable. It is their motto that ever since inception they have encouraged transparent pricing and a fair deal for everyone travelling with them Mega cabs are present in 6 cities- Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Amritsar, and Ludhiana, It is also worthy to note that they have aggressive expansion plans in other cities lined up for the future . It is their constant endeavor to upgrade their services world class so that they may give great value to money. .Similarly taxi for sure is a new network to operate in the city . Comparatively the rates of Mega cabs are bit higher than that of taxi for sure. Availability of Mega cabs are much better than that of other organizations. Taxis are available at the taxi stands. There are pre-paid taxi booths at the raiway stations and airport from where taxis are available on payment if you say the name of the nearest landmark of your destination. Fare upto that place is prepared,thereafter taxi will run on meter and reach to the door step of your destination.

Experience of a journey in a Mega cab.

I had an experience of a journey in a Mega cab from my residence in South Kolkata to Netaji Subhas Bose International Airport at Dumdum . The distance between my residence and airport is approximately 30 kms .Their contact no is 03341414141. On call the chauffeur along with the vehicle reported to my residence in time.. The vehicle was Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire. white cab. It took 45 minutes to reach the airport. Their services were customer friendly .It is learnt from the chauffeur that both pick up and drop services are in initial stage for Kolkata center.. He was so polite and well behaved that my impression about the service of Mega cabs has been changed. Whenever the opportunity will come I shall take the liberty of using Mega cabs at the time of my journey to either airports or railway stations.


Taxi networks have been established in the city to improve the public transport system. Though the private taxis have been introduced in large numbers for the benefit of the passengers in Kolkata , there is further scope of the improvement of the taxis. The drivers of the taxis should not refuse the passengers when approached for undertaking journey by taxis. In view of the competition in the market, all concerned should be careful that the distressed passengers are not harassed whether at airport or at Railway stations or in case of medical emergencies. But there are many taxi drivers who did yeoman's service by taking the emergency patients in the super speciality hospitals or hospitals for immediate medical treatment.


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I am a retired government officer.I am a postgraduate in life sciences, I have a passion for writing on any topic.

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