Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: A Mumbai-based driver had to pay steep price for charging an unfair amount from a Singaporean tourist.
What's more interesting is that stringent action was taken in an incident that took place in April 2015, and a complained almost a year later.
The taxi driver Jamil Ahmad Khan from Marol, Mumbai, got his licence suspended and the tourist travel permit of the cab he drove withdrawn for 30 days for charging Rs 500 for a 1-km trip from The Lalit hotel to T2 terminal on April 11, 2015.
According to the Times of India report, Raymond, a Singaporean, who visits Mumbai for business and leisure, initially was asked to pay a fare of Rs 200, but was demanded more when the trip ended on the sly that Raymond's two suitcases were "excessive baggage".
Raymond, when heard from his friends overcharging has become a practice among Mumbai taxi drivers, complained of his experience to the Prime Minister's Office.
The paper reported that the complaint made its way to the transport ministry in Delhi on February 16 this year before finally landing in state transport commissioner Shyam Wardhane's office on March 28. It was forwarded to the Thane RTO, where the cab is registered, on March 31.
The cab driver was nabbed after a four-day search with the help of an NGO.