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No-refusal mockery outside hospitals

Calcuttans every day deal with its out-of-control cabbies’ flat “No, I won’t go” or a hefty “extra” above the metered fare but no one feels the painful blow more than those looking desperately for a taxi after leaving hospital. Taxi drivers were found quoting absurd fares when Metro went for a ground check in front of four prominent hospitals. The Rs 3,000 fine imposed by the public vehicles department on errant taxi drivers for refusing passengers had little effect on the fleece fleet