Demonetisation: Mumbai's cabbies see a drastic fall in business

Updated: Nov 14, 2016, 09:58 IST | Rupsa Chakraborty and Silky Sharma

Businessmen and taxi drivers are feeling the heat of the currency crisis, with a nearly 60% to 70% drop in income

 Mithalal Pandey, taxi driver
Mithalal Pandey, taxi driver

Businessmen and taxi drivers are feeling the heat of the currency crisis, with a nearly 60% to 70% drop in income. With most Mumbaikars conserving the precious `100 notes and opting to pay online to either order food or for radio cabs, small eateries and autos and taxis are being left by the wayside.

Mithalal Pande, a taxi driver, Andheri, said, “Our income has taken a huge beating in the past three days because we have no change to give back to our customers. They prefer to take radio cabs as they can pay online.”

‘Earlier, I would take home around `600 daily. In the past three days, I have taken home only `200. People don’t have change. How will we survive?’ - Ramesh Pandey (51), auto driver

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