Taxis in Leh

#1 Aug 4th, 2005, 00:30
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Hi,

One question.... am planning on hiring a car in Chandigarh and driving up to Leh....... will driving around be a prob..... (as everyone has mentioned that in Leh only Leh taxis are allowed)

Any idea anyone?????
#2 Aug 4th, 2005, 00:38
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private car license plate

If it is a proper taxi license plate [yellow background] then the Union members will certainly NOT allow it.

People get around this with a private car license plate and claim that "ghar ki gaaDi hai". [its my own car]. If, after making such a [false] statement; someone finds out that you have lied, they will demand money [how much i don't know].
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#3 Aug 4th, 2005, 00:48
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Thanks. This is helpful. Is it illegal to drive around in a non-leh taxi or is it just the taxi union? If we are driving in a private number vehicle will we be stopped and asked questions?
#4 Aug 9th, 2005, 02:14
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If we are driving in a private number vehicle will we be stopped and asked questions?
We are planning to drive down to Leh via Manali from Mumbai in our private car. I see no reason why the union should have a problem with anyone getting their private car in Manali. It's a free country and heck no one has the right to prohibit me from travelling anywhere in my private car, so there's no reason to worry.

But yes, the local police authorities may demand to have a look at your car registration papers for local checks. If you are clean, be not afraid!

But if you (or your travel agent) is trying to use a private car as a tourist one and you are caught, then there could be some serious implications. [I am not exactly aware how they are caught, but it is a possiblity].

It would be interesting to hear comments from members who have actually faced problems with the taxi union. A little detail aboutthe issue would be a learning experience.
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