Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Mumbaikars Might Face a Shortage of Cabs on April 29

The Election Commission (EC) will be using 1,300 black and yellow taxis on April 29 which is going to be the polling date in the city

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People who commute by kaali peeli taxis are likely to face a little inconvenience later this month as the Election Commission (EC) will use these taxis to ferry government staff and equipment on the polling date i.e. April 29, 2019. 

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Out of 1300 cabs, 500 will be deployed in South Mumbai and the remaining 800 will be used in the suburbs. The taxi drivers will be paid ₹2000 each for their services. However, cab services like Uber and Ola will be operational. 

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The state government officials have said that this won’t impact much to commuters as nowadays a large number of people use smartphones and taxi-booking apps. In Mumbai, around 40,000 black-and-yellow taxis are there, out of which at any given time 40 per cent are on road. But as its summer time, most of them return to native places, which is why the percentage drops drastically. 

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