Mumbai : There is very important news for the people traveling by black-yellow taxis in India’s industrial capital Mumbai. In this industrial city, a person from any province or city of the country would be using this black-yellow taxi service. The premier Padmini taxi in the city is identified by its black and yellow colour. It has been providing its services to the people living in this city or coming for sightseeing for almost 60 years, but now its own journey is about to end. The reason for this is said to be that the Mumbai Transport Department has decided to stop these black-yellow taxis across the city.
The journey of 60 years will end
According to media reports, Mumbai Transport Department has issued an order to remove taxis operating in the metropolis. This order has been issued to remove those taxis which have been registered for 20 years or more. After this order of the Transport Department, the 60 years of journey of these black and yellow taxis in Mumbai city will end and they will now remain confined to the pages of history.
Padmini will become illegal after October 30
It is being told in the media report that in the year 2008, the Maharashtra government had set the age limit of the vehicles being used for cabs at 25 years, which was reduced to 20 years in 2013. According to the report, these black-yellow taxis were registered in Mumbai in 1990 and by now they have crossed the time limit of 20 years. For this reason, the work of removing them from the roads has been started. It will become illegal to run them from October 30, 2023.
Padmini’s model was worth Rs 60 thousand in Mumbai
According to media reports, Mumbai’s BEST authority has also discontinued double-decker diesel buses in September 2023. The closure of old taxis will make way for new taxis and app-based services. Taxi Taxi Union has advised to put the closed Premier Padmini Taxi on exhibition or in a museum as a memento. The report says that from October 30, 2023, more than 40,000 black-yellow taxis will be closed in Mumbai. In the 1990s, there were 60,000 such taxis plying in Mumbai alone.
Padmini was introduced in 1964
It has also been told in the media report that the Premier Padmini was first launched in India in the year 1964, which was Fiat’s 1100 Delight model. This car of the Italian automobile manufacturer was being manufactured in India by the automobile manufacturer ‘Premier’. In the 1970s, its name was changed to ‘Premier President’. It was later named ‘Premier Padmini’ after the famous Indian queen Padmini.
Padmini became famous in Mumbai by the name of Kaali-Pili Taxi
It has also been told in a report that till the production of this model was stopped in 2001, it was known only by the name of ‘Padmini’. In Mumbai this taxi was given black and yellow colour. Due to its bass, it got the name of ‘Kali-Pili’ taxi. In many films, black and yellow colored taxis and double decker buses have been shown in the shots to show the audience a glimpse of Mumbai city.