Hyderabad: Unregistered taxis at flight terminal placed travelers’ safety and security at risk
Hyderabad: In a significant safety and security and also security problem, particularly for ladies reaching the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, below, chauffeurs of non listed taxis (which can be identified by the white number plates), posturing to be component of collector taxis, are looking for trips from travelers at the arrival lounge. Aggregator chauffeurs declare that over 100 exclusive taxis are being run at the flight terminal under the extremely nose of authorities.
Unauthorised taxis running from flight terminal position a danger to travelers’ safety and security. Drivers of these taxis stand at the arrival location inside the flight terminal and also attempt to draw travelers. When they discover travelers awaiting collector taxis, they inquire the price at which they had actually reserved the trip. They deal a changed price, which is much less, and also drop them at much less price, which they show to the travelers in a couple of instance, declare the collector chauffeurs.
Members of the Telangana Gig and also Platform Workers’ Union (TGPWU) and also Telangana State Taxi Drivers’ Joint Action Committee affirm that there are no security worries at the flight terminal. “Daily dozens of taxi drivers are standing at the arrival section at the airport and poaching passengers to drop them at their destinations. Even they charge similar to the aggregators; a few also share passengers at low rates,” stated Shaik Salauddin, creator-State president of TGPWU.
He stated the ‘unlawful’ chauffeurs are layering in lots at the flight terminal under the extremely nose of authorities. “They are bribing and coercing authorities to operate without registering or paying the required fee necessary to operate at the airport. Earlier, there were a few dozen, but now there are over 100 cabs plying,” statedSalauddin
“Several cases were also reported in recent months regarding security of passengers and loss of baggage. But these unauthorised vehicles try to get passengers, who unknowingly board the illegal cabs,” he mentioned.
Said Raghu, an app-based taxi driver, without activity versus these chauffeurs, the app-based chauffeurs like Meru, Ola, Uber and also Sky taxis, are dealing with troubles in income and also profits, as the non listed taxi driver poach travelers inside the flight terminal as well as likewise terminate trips. “How do the airport authorities allow them to stand inside the arrival section and seek cab ride. Even though passengers book aggregator cabs they convince them to drop at low price and force them to cancel the ride on app.”
Another app-based vehicle driver Santosh Kumar explains “the illegal taxi and cab operators not only harass customers, but also get into fights with registered cab drivers over rides and parking. There is an issue of law and order also. They are illegally ferrying passengers from the airport to the city.”
Said Salauddin, “several representations were given to the GMR Airport authorities and also to the Cyberabad Commissionerate, citing law and order issues and also regarding illegal plying of cabs but action is yet to be taken. This also raises issue of passenger security at the airport. The union demanded unregistered cab and tax operators should be restricted from plying at the airport.”