CHENNAI: Ahmed Ali, who landed at Chennai airport from Dhaka, discovered it powerful to keep away from a bunch of persuasive cab drivers who accosted him quickly after he walked out of the worldwide termina l. He stored strolling towards the AAI canteen on the metro rail station.
However one of many drivers who had adopted him pulled his fingers after he couldn’t persuade Ali to rent a taxi failed.
Individuals, particularly worldwide travellers, face hassles as taxi drivers who cling round close to the exit of the terminals attempt to haggle with the passengers to the purpose of horrifying first-tim e guests. Whereas home passengers are accustomed to the phenomenon, the sight of the lads frightens worldwide passengers who stroll out with heavy baggage of their baggag e carts.
The drivers usually attempt to take over the luggage trolleyand lug their luggage whereas negotiating the value with the passengers.
Individuals from Dhaka who walked out of the brand new terminal constructing when the constructing was placed on trial have been additionally not spared on Tuesday.
A counter was opened for passengers to e-book pay as you go taxis close to the exit gate of the terminal, the place receipts have been issued and cabs have been allotted. However, just a few drivers tried their luck negotiating with the passengers straight. One was even seen attempting to indicate an previous receipt to a traveller to trace that he was from an authorised cab service.
Neither the CISF nor the safety employees of the AAI tried to cease them. Ali, who involves Chennai for medical therapy stated, “I examine if I can journey into the town by metro. In any other case, I’ll e-book a cab. ” He was confused in regards to the pickup level for app-cabs.
“The drivers who cling round close to the terminals usually create a foul impression amongst passengers who come from overseas. That may influence tourism. The airport authorities are unable to manage the follow,” stated a former airline official. A senior official of AAI stated that the drivers shall be regulated. “There are counters for passengers to e-book pay as you go cabs and pickup factors to e-book and board non-public app-cabs,” he added. AAI is working to rent cab companies for the terminals so {that a} particular variety of automobiles shall be accessible for the passengers to e-book.