General Information about Taxi Driving in India

An Overview of Taxi Service in India

Taxis are found everywhere in India and are probably the most prominently visible means of transport irrespective of whether a tourist emerges from the airport or the railway station or if you need a taxi for a complete round trip for several days or even weeks. However, being well informed with regards to this particular subject always works to one’s advantage as the armament of knowledge can be effectively applied in practical situations and enable one to weave through his vacation successfully bereft of any bad experiences... Read more

Taximeter of a Mumbai taxi

Starting a taxi business in India

In fact the Indian taxi market is so attractive that a lot of people have used their cars as taxis and they have gotten into the taxi business. Therefore the best way to make a profit from this line of business would be to set up your own business in the Indian taxi market. This approach is quite suitable for all who intend to have a reliable and consistent source of income since more and more people are using taxis for commuting courtesy of the steep hike in gas prices... Read more

How To Avoid Rip Offs While Using the Taxi Service in India

Traveling to India as well as within India is an idea which causes most westerners to feel ill at ease and not without reason too. Much of the discomfort arises due to the rip-off culture prevalent in many parts of the country and this is not just applicable to the tourists but to Indians as well. No-one actually minds being charged 20-50% higher than the actual cost while travelling but paying for something that does not exist or paying at least ten times more than the actual price is an experience which leaves behind a feeling of bitterness as also a bad experience... Read more

Indian Taxis and CNG

Seeing the lucrative opportunity of having a cab in India, a lot of car owners are transforming their cars into taxis and penetrating into the Indian car market. The most commonly used type of taxi is the Tata Indica, i.e. the diesel version. This car is used as a means of private transport in metropolitan cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore in India. When it comes to the Indica, Turbo and V2 are two of the most widely used variants as cabs or taxis. A glance at the past of the Indian taxi would remind us of the humble Premier Padmini although one really does not have to glance at the past, one can still see these plying on the Indian streets. Back in the days the Premier Padmini was very fuel efficient thanks to its 1089cc.

New breeds of taxis which have recently appeared in the Indian car market are the ones that run on CNG or Compressed Natural Gas. CNG can be defined as a fossil fuel that has a lot of advantages over traditional fuels like LPG, diesel or gasoline. The combustion of this alternative fuel does create less greenhouse gases and therefore this is considered to be an eco friendly option as compared to gasoline and other more pollution causing fuels... Read more