Monday, September 23, 2002
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Since 1st March, 1999
> The Calcutta Column
A cabbie is waiting to fleece you
It is becoming increasingly difficult to strike a fair deal with taxi-drivers. Against the standard norm of one unit for 150 seconds in waiting, most taxi-drivers adjust their meters to a 60 or 90-second cycle. Moreover, passengers are made to pay extra, who can hardly detect the difference in the meter readings. The taxi fare chart should be published in leading dailies. Jagdish Kumar, Chittaranjan Avenue.
With the Pujas round the corner, the Corporation should ensure that pandal-hopping is not marred by potholed roads. Thoroughfares with craters can be quite dangerous, with occasional showers lashing the city. Bhupen Bose, Dum Dum.
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