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Calcutta  /  Published 16.07.20

Taxi group to increase fares

A section of taxi operators has decided to increase fares unilaterally saying they were left with no other option since the state government has refused to revise the fares despite repeated appeals. ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.05.20

Plan for taxis with extra fare

The Bengal government is working on a proposal to have taxis back on Calcutta’s streets against a 30 per cent additional charge on the metered fare.The idea came from taxi operators at a meeting on ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.04.20

Ride help during lockdown

A free cab service was launched in Raiganj on Friday by a local trade body and police for senior citizens and physically-challenged people who need to go out of homes for emergencies. Named as “Vika...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 01.03.20

30 extra taxi permits for trips to Sikkim

Tourists planning to travel to Gangtok from Darjeeling and vice-versa in shared taxis can now breathe a sigh of relief with the Bengal government having decided to provide permits to 30 more vehicles ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

North East  /  Published 13.12.19

Cabs hike fares amid protest

Private taxi operators, as well as some private vehicles, are charging people very high fares amid the ongoing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 and the curfew.Public transport is ...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.19

If only we could trust Uber

Should Uber be kneecapped for its long history of flouting the law, or can it possibly be reformed? Or am I a credulous dolt for even suggesting redemption for one of the sorriest companies ever to em...
By Farhad Manjoo / New York Times News Service in

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.08.19

Bye to Ranchi airport belly aches, taxi trauma

A proper meal and a prepaid taxi service, two facilities that were not on offer for passengers at Ranchi airport, are set to resume by Durga Puja.The eatery on the first floor of Birsa Munda Airport h...
By Animesh Bisoee in Ranchi/Jamshedpur

North East  /  Published 20.04.19

Cheers! Free ride to franchise

Rapido, a bike-taxi service here, is offering free rides to voters to their polling stations on Tuesday, the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls.Rapido users will have to book a bike through the Rapido...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 12.03.19

A nation of narcissists

India has always been a crowded country. People have always pushed and shoved, people have always tried to jump queues, people have always pasted themselves on to the person next to themselves without...
By Ruchir Joshi in

West Bengal  /  Published 09.03.19

Yellow taxis to have safety stickers with cab data

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By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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