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Mumbai taxi wallahs are right up there with the Delhi auto wallahs.
Once, a Japanese guy had taken a cab from the Mumbai airport to Pune, and they charged him a cool 13K!!


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Mumbai Airport is fine but I didn't found it as well maintained as of Delhi and Yeah, The traffic in Bombay is pathetic. Last time when I went there, We had to spend 15-20 Mins in the traffic Jam and Rajeev, Your Mumbai Taxi walas are expert in looting the tourists and Bangy has much more worse condition :biggrin:

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Mumbai taxi wallahs are right up there with the Delhi auto wallahs.
Once, a Japanese guy had taken a cab from the Mumbai airport to Pune, and they charged him a cool 13K!!
this is the reason you should take only the prepaid airport taxis & not the others. they will take you to your destination at a fixed price.

and this "looting" by taxis & autos is valid even for chennai & bangalore (personal experience!).
 

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Mumbai taxi wallahs are right up there with the Delhi auto wallahs.
Once, a Japanese guy had taken a cab from the Mumbai airport to Pune, and they charged him a cool 13K!!
Whoa! :eek: How much does it costs normally?

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Whoa! :eek: How much does it costs normally?

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You share a cool cab, it is 500~650.
You book a whole Tavera, it costs you maybe 2.5K.
Go crazy with an Innova, it can cost 3K.
This guy came in a cool cab!!
 
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Well, seems to be that the Institute of Weights and Standards will not have any problems ... it is a standard feature all over!!
Pity, I was actually a little bit proud thinking that our Delhi Autowallahs were the "best"!!
 

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Yes the situation is same in Chennai also Raj!!
yes, i know. i was charged Rs. 90 (!!!) from chennai university to a hotel nearby (besides a famous/big bus stop, i forgot the name) in broad daylight whereas my friend who knew tamil & who is good in bargaining was charged Rs. 30 at 2am in the morning including night charges!!! i was obviously [frustration].

chennai & delhi autos dont have meters, same is applicable in kerela, pune & bangalore too. the good thing in mumbai is atleast taxis & autos here religiously use meters, whether day or night. the japanese guy incident maybe a one off case but normally mumbai autos & BEST are considered the better ones in our country.
 
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If you can tell me the name of the hotel i can tell the reasonable rate![thumbsup] And by Chennai university i guess you mean Anna University!

And yes i accept , when i visited Mumbai with my dad recently we were shocked to see the Auto driver turning the meter on!! In Chennai this happens very rarely , they have a fixed rate for every place!!
 

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Raj all autos in bangalore have meters, and 95%+ time they will use that. Only in late night, for less distances, they may not switch-on.
Really? but i sat in only 2 autos & both dint have meters! they said a fixed rate before going to the destination. i thought thats the norm in bangalore.

If you can tell me the name of the hotel i can tell the reasonable rate![thumbsup] And by Chennai university i guess you mean Anna University!

And yes i accept , when i visited Mumbai with my dad recently we were shocked to see the Auto driver turning the meter on!! In Chennai this happens very rarely , they have a fixed rate for every place!!
oh yes, i mean anna university! sorry for that.

yes, mumbai auto & taxi wallahs dont need to be reminded to turn on the meter.

so, good part about mumbai is better auto & taxi wallahs & good bus service & bad part, as vibhor said, is traffic jam en route since the airport is bang in the middle of the city. even bangalore is like that, i narrowly missed my flight on 2 occasions in bangalore! chennai & delhi is better in this respect.
 
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Really? but i sat in only 2 autos & both dint have meters! they said a fixed rate before going to the destination. i thought thats the norm in bangalore.
This is certainly not a norm. Your bad luck.
Some auto guys try to do that if they sense people is new to the city.
 
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chennai & delhi autos dont have meters, same is applicable in kerela, pune & bangalore too.
Delhi Autos do have meters, mostly ornamental!!
It is surprising how rude they can be, and how reluctant to use the same.
As for the rest of Kerala, I am not so sure, but they are pretty decent in Trivandrum.
Pune, 2 years now, and I have never used the autos!!
 
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Hey guys, Delhi Autos have meters and that too electric ones but best is to take the city taxi, easy cab etc if you are new or a tourist.
 
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But my observation is that Delhi Auto wallahs are not discriminating, they fleece locals and tourists alike [:)]
 
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Chennai is not proper in maintaining Meters!

But Bangalore is really good in that.

They always put meter & they just charge the same. no extras!

In nights, its 1.5 or twice the amount charged in meter.

I have been more than a year there & never faced any issues.
 
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