Cabs allowed to ply from Mumbai airport to Pune

Mumbai: Travelers alighting at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and wishing to go to Pune will soon be able to take a direct cab.

The Mumbai-Pune Taxi Association, which plies cabs between Dadar and Pune railway station, has now been allowed to extend the cab service from the city airport to Pune.

The Bombay High Court today disposed of a petition filed by the Association stating that the Mumbai International Airport Private Ltd (MIAL) had refused to grant them parking space outside the airport in the wake of the July 13 triple bomb blast.

MIAL had directed the Association to get a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from police.

Government pleader D N Nalavade today submitted a report of the senior police inspector of Sahar police station stating that the police would provide necessary security and the cabs could be allowed to ply between the airport and Pune.

A division bench of Justices P B Majmudar and R M Sawant directed MIAL to take a decision on providing facilities to the cab Association, following the assurance given by the police.

The court also directed the Association to provide details of cars and drivers to police so that records are maintained.