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After 6 decades, Mumbai's iconic 'kaali peeli' taxis to go off roads from October 30

Published on Oct 29, 2023 04:32 PM IST
  • After serving Mumbai for 60 years, the famous 'kaali peeli' taxis will stop running on Monday, October 30.
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Mumbai's famous 'Kaali-Peeli' taxis, which have been a symbol of the city for a long time, will no longer be on the roads starting from October 30. This follows a similar retirement path as the legendary red double-decker diesel buses operated by BEST. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 29, 2023 04:32 PM IST

Mumbai's famous 'Kaali-Peeli' taxis, which have been a symbol of the city for a long time, will no longer be on the roads starting from October 30. This follows a similar retirement path as the legendary red double-decker diesel buses operated by BEST. (PTI)

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These black-and-yellow taxis, which have become synonymous with Mumbai, are now stepping aside to make room for newer car models and app-based cab services on the city's streets. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 29, 2023 04:32 PM IST

These black-and-yellow taxis, which have become synonymous with Mumbai, are now stepping aside to make room for newer car models and app-based cab services on the city's streets. (PTI)

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Mumbai now has over 40,000 black-and-yellow cabs, a significant decline from the late '90s when the city had approximately 63,000, which also included the air-conditioned "cool cabs" recognizable by their distinctive 'blue and silver' color scheme. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 29, 2023 04:32 PM IST

Mumbai now has over 40,000 black-and-yellow cabs, a significant decline from the late '90s when the city had approximately 63,000, which also included the air-conditioned "cool cabs" recognizable by their distinctive 'blue and silver' color scheme. (PTI)

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Abdul Kareem Karsekar, a Prabhadevi resident, who owns the last registered Premier Padmini taxi of Mumbai said, "Yeh Mumbai ki shaan hai aur hamari jaan hai (it is the pride for Mumbai and life for me)." (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 29, 2023 04:32 PM IST

Abdul Kareem Karsekar, a Prabhadevi resident, who owns the last registered Premier Padmini taxi of Mumbai said, "Yeh Mumbai ki shaan hai aur hamari jaan hai (it is the pride for Mumbai and life for me)." (PTI)

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This transition comes shortly after the retirement of the last iconic diesel-powered double-decker buses in the public transport fleet of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). Their retirement was prompted by the completion of their 15-year lifespan as per regulations.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 29, 2023 04:32 PM IST

This transition comes shortly after the retirement of the last iconic diesel-powered double-decker buses in the public transport fleet of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). Their retirement was prompted by the completion of their 15-year lifespan as per regulations.(PTI)

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“In the city, we are preserving several old monuments. Similar to those, we also need to preserve these iconic cabs, which are living monuments,” said Sequeira, who has added an old taxi mechanical fare meter to his collection due to his love for these cabs. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 29, 2023 04:32 PM IST

“In the city, we are preserving several old monuments. Similar to those, we also need to preserve these iconic cabs, which are living monuments,” said Sequeira, who has added an old taxi mechanical fare meter to his collection due to his love for these cabs. (PTI)

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