News  /  Published 27.05.22

Taxi touts fleece 3 to 5 times the actual fare from fliers at Kolkata airport

The situation was similar at one of the prepaid taxi booking counters outside the terminal that he visited. “Hundreds of people had queued up for taxis,” he recounted. After several app c...
By Snehal Sengupta in Dum Dum

India  /  Published 26.05.22

J&K: Taxi skids, many dead

Several persons are feared dead as a taxi-van rolled down a deep gorge at Zojila Pass in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Thursday. The vehicle skid off the Srinagar-Leh National Highway and roll...
By Our bureau and PTI in Srinagar

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.22

Right direction: Public transport

Calcutta has a much-maligned public transport system, congested buses, venom-spewing, ancient taxis and autorickshaws driven on spurious fuel — kata tel — being some of its ignom...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 17.04.22

Fuel, CNG hike: Strike on Monday

Commuters in Delhi may face problems as various unions of auto, taxi and mini bus drivers have decided to go on strike on Monday. The unions have been demanding hike in fare rates and slashing of CNG...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 06.04.22

United Nations panel pats Kolkata for public transport

In chapter 5 of the 2,900-plus-page report, Kolkata’s transport model figures among nine international case studies showcased.  Apart from the one on Kolkata, the case studies are from Indo...
By Jayanta Basu


Opinion  /  Published 15.03.22

Letters to the Editor: The mirage of yellow taxis in Calcutta

Cancelled ride Sir — Whether it is a film on Calcutta or a photograph of the city, one will be hard-pressed not to find a yellow taxi cruising down Howrah Bridge or speeding past Princep Ghat. ...
By The Telegraph

News  /  Published 10.03.22

Russia-Ukraine War: Help eludes 5 Indians stuck in Kherson

The businessmen - Milan Damodiya and Vadi Vivek - who had come to Ukraine on February 15, were staying in a hotel but were thrown out once the war started. “We are eating once a day because our...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri

India  /  Published 29.03.21

Goa: Digital fare meters in taxis in 6 months

  Digital fare meters along with printer, GPS and panic button will soon be fitted on all taxis in Goa, state Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho has said. The task is expected to be completed in...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Panaji

Calcutta  /  Published 18.12.20

Season's sight

By The Telegraph in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 29.09.20

Action on harassment sends a signal: Mimi

Police on Monday submitted the chargesheet against a yellow taxi driver arrested earlier this month based on actor-turned-MP Mimi Chakraborty’s complaint that he had passed lewd remarks at her. ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Gariahat


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