Held to ransom by the Taxi guys

1 Jul


  • Taxi’s and Trucks go at high speeds.
  • Government orders them to install Speed Governors.
  • The respective associations threaten to go on strike. In a way they are saying “We’ll drive the way we want. We dont care about safety.”
  • Transport minister retracts order.

Are we being held to ransom here? These guys are actually tweaking their noses at the common citizen. They REFUSE to comply with an order that actually makes driving safer.


7 Responses to “Held to ransom by the Taxi guys”

  1. Chitra July 2, 2007 at 3:01 am #

    Well, they say the rule will be enforced from January 1, 2008. So, another threat for a strike then?!

  2. Vijay July 2, 2007 at 4:48 am #

    @Chitra: 100% correct !!!

  3. gmohanprakash July 2, 2007 at 8:18 am #

    Cheluvanarayanaswamy thinks its for his future transport minister to bite the bullet considering BJP has to take over…

    All said and done speed governors are important on highways.

  4. bachodi July 2, 2007 at 5:23 pm #

    But traffic in Bangalore should be acting as speed governors right ? I heard it is Bumper to bumper traffic

  5. Veena July 2, 2007 at 7:07 pm #

    I thought men more talk about politics and sports and we need to include one extra topic .. traffic, specially the bangalore traffic…

    Vijay, so you wrote it before silkboad did 🙂 well, lets see what our yellow board folks say!

  6. gmohanprakash July 3, 2007 at 4:18 am #

    Speed governers restrict over speeding and preset like 60KMPH on highways for buses but its not meant to make it zero!


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