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#1 Feb 3rd, 2009, 16:13
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hey there, a bit new to all this lark. was wondering how the pre-paid taxis work? i.e, you get your slip and take to any taxi or are there specific ones??
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hi crazyboots welcome to india mike and india.
the prepaid taxi is nothing but just to fix a price with bargaining. before that you need to ask a local how much it cost from place A TO PLACE B.

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Originally Posted by crazyboots View Post hey there, a bit new to all this lark. was wondering how the pre-paid taxis work? i.e, you get your slip and take to any taxi or are there specific ones??
Generally this is how prepaid taxi works -
1. you pay at the counter(the amount is based on the destination). the reciept you get mentions the taxi number.
2. you find out that particular taxi(from a long queue of prepaid taxi)
3. you give the taxi driver his half of the reciept at the end of the journey.
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Moved your post here as opposed to the original posters introduction thread being taken over with answers re pre-pay taxi's - oh and welcome to IndiaMike
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many thanks nayan.
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and you brownboy66!
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Originally Posted by life_is_journey View Post hi crazyboots welcome to india mike and india.
the prepaid taxi is nothing but just to fix a price with bargaining. before that you need to ask a local how much it cost from place A TO PLACE B.
There is very little room for bargaining, in my experience. A little, but very little. They have a price list of destinations.

What you should never do is allow the driver to ask you for more money at your destination.

A slightly different methodology is in use at Chennai Central railway station. Here the booth allocates a car to you; the cars are metered taxis, and you pay at the destination according to the meter.
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cheers Nick-H; I will be flying into Delhi and was wondering about mobile phones, is it worth buying one locally and if so are they relatively inexpensive? I would use it for calls to my family in Punjab and back in the UK.

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