Mangaluru: Taxi drivers, already suffering from lockdown restrictions, face more problems

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 3: The taxi drivers from the city, who are facing multifarious problems on account of coronavirus-induced lockdown-like curfew, are now facing many complications. Because of these things, eking out a living has become difficult for them.

Taxies and maxi cabs from Karnataka which had undertaken the tour of Kerala were facing the problem of payment of pending taxes there. That problem has come back to haunt them. At the same time, the parking fee at the international airport here has been hiked, delivering a big blow to the taxi drivers. These drivers have not been getting an opportunity to play their vehicles because of the lockdown.

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The problem of pending tax payment problem which faced the taxies and maxi cabs from Karnataka which went on a tour to Kerala a few years ago, has not been solved totally. Because of the fact that the Kerala government has put them on the black list for non-payment, these taxis also appear in the black list of Karnataka government. The taxi owners are neither able to run the vehicles on hire basis nor can they sell them.

Because of the tight rule of the transport department, they cannot go to Kerala neither can they operate in Karnataka for hire. These things have compounded their problems.






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  • Abdul, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Still people are voting for BJP

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  • Moshu, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Majority of the sufferings found among who trusted and voted for achedin

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 03 2021

    ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆ ಕಟ್ರೋರಿಗೆ ಓಟು ಹಾಕೋದು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಶೌಚಾಲಯ ಕಟ್ತೀವಿ ಅಂದೋರಿಗೆ ಓಟು ಹಾಕಿದ್ರೆ ಹಿಂಗೇ ಆಗೋದು

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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Padle mokleg vote padle; itte gottanda.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Demonetization, GST & Lockdown were badly planned ...

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  • Auldius Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    What goes around, comes around. The taxi drivers were fleecing the passengers arriving at the airport. Now they are being fleeced by govt. Fair exchange. The taxi drivers were doing goondagiri & not allowing taxi aggregators to pick up passengers (at much cheaper rate) arriving at the airport. Same thing happens at the New Mangalore port main gate. Once when I went to pick up my friend from the gate, they objected & said that the sailors coming out of the port must only use the taxis that are available there. Private vehicles cannot come & pick up the sailors. Height of goondagiri.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    When a govt., is lead by ignorant politicians & mislead by self appointed experts who lack vision or true knowledge about any infectious disease or what qualifies to be named a pandemic, expect these disasters to happen & compounded more & more due to illogical or unscientific measures like lockdowns. Common people have no respite since DeMo & hasty GST caused & again high fuel tax loot empties his pockets & this pandemic measures empties his savings too. If the govt. has no resources to compensate each & every citizen for denying him his right to earn his livelihood then that govt has no right to remain in power or stop these unscientific measures forth with. Let people take care of their health, stop fake RTPCR tests, ban TRP hungry channels or paid channels from creating panic & fear only highlighting deaths instead of 99.997% recovery of patients. I again call up for third party investigation into alleged nexus between vac industries to market their unproven jabs which are bound to fail against ever mutating viruses & govt. authorities in keeping the fear intact with narratives like waves & prediction of under 18 at risk due to not getting the jabs is a big lie as no youngsters or kids were at risk last year or this year according to the worldwide data available. A good news, in Liverpool a music concert was arranged to test whether the spread really happens where thousands of music lovers gathered without masks indoors enjoying the same after a year of lull. The result of the study will be available soon. In Florida no masks is the mandate, all schools & colleges are open & no spike is seen. Let us end this flu like illness made into monster story with knowledge & education & not by myths or half truths of present.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Oh taxi anna...nivi vote yarige kottaddu? Adani bandaru.. wait and watch..soon there will be Adani taxi like ola..uber... Then you dont have to pay anything..

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  • Hypocrite, World/India/Kudla

    Mon, May 03 2021

    The Airport Parking fees are borne by the customer and not the taxi driver.

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  • rolf, Dubai

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Petrol. desiel ongeei sara liter andala yenkelu Modi g vote manupva. Padeela vote itttea natulla.

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  • James, Mumbai

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Good, these taxi drivers used to charge 800 rs from bajpe airport to city

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Vote for BJP and write some grievances letters to PM's office for compensation. !

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Except few businessmen and politicians, who else is not facing problem? All are facing problem.. Street vendors, hotels restaurants, Bus drivers, taxi drivers, daily wagers, Offices etc etc etc. Instead of questioning the govt, people worship the govt. This is what you get on a platter.

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