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Old 5th January 2008, 19:45   #16
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I did something similar on 31st too, and was well worth it.
Got this driver through another driver who works in my building.
He was there through the night, drove me to a couple of places, did a round of dropping my friends and getting back to where i was at. Good, well mannered and most importantly a safe driver, all for 400 INR. Well worth it IMO.

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Old 5th January 2008, 20:31   #17
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Why not simply call for a Radio Cab, In delhi they run 24x7, charges are Rs 12 per KM and around 100 for a night charge and meter charge inclusive.
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Old 5th January 2008, 21:38   #18
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Here is a service that I will never use. Reason, I drive, but I dont drink...

But if some others use it, im sure the roads will be a better place for the rest of us.

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Old 23rd June 2008, 14:56   #19
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Hi Team,
Wanted to post this since quite some time, but somehow never managed. Anyways here it is.
This particular service has been quite popular in US & Europe, and finally we have one in India.
Since the 'Drink and Drive' campaign of the Mumbai Police started, it had become increasingly tough to Drive in the nights after a party or a quiet dinner. As we in this forum are totally against 'Drinking and Driving', this is something which should be beneficial to all of us and also our friends and families.
Unfortunately this service is only available in Mumbai for now, although they do have plans to launch this in Bangalore and Delhi soon.
Ive used it a couple of times, and i have to admit it has been quite satisfatory.


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Old 23rd June 2008, 17:16   #20
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Personally I wouldnt ever be using such a service since I'd rather stay the sober designated driver than have a person with unknown driving skills drive my car.
Agree with you Maggie. I've never given my car to others, not even to a valet for parking. But this service would probably help those who dont treat their cars like soul mates.
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Old 23rd June 2008, 18:04   #21
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Interesting...imagine a dead drunk guy being driven "home" by one of these guys and then waking up from a road-side ditch......with not a sign of his car around.

Good business. I see a lot of possibilities there.
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Old 23rd June 2008, 18:12   #22
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Good for those who don't mind giving their cars to an unkown driver. As for me, this won't be of much help coz I don't hand the keys over to anyone unless I'm familiar with their driving. I'd rather hitch a ride with a non-alcoholic buddy or take a cab or sober down before I take the wheel.

I do hope that the vast majority of drunkards in mumbai will take advantage of this service and make the roads safer for the rest of the public. Is this service also available to drunk cops who're on duty???

@Torqy: Now you're talking just when I was of the opinion this is another harmless service like the BPO cab services.

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Old 23rd June 2008, 18:37   #23
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Nice thought, but they will have to get some real good trustworthy drivers & start to earn a reputation.

I dont want to pretend anything, i do give my car to the mechanics, sometimes the car is delivered to my doorstep or picked up from my doorstep.

Also I believe if i dont want to give my car to anyone, i should not be asking for someone else's keys as well.

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here's an amazing alternative to drunken driving!!

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A news article on the agency has appeared today in the Business Line supplement.

They claim their charge to be Rs. 500 for 6 hours. If this is so it is not bad.
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Bumping an old thread because there is a twist in the rule. Even passengers can't be drunk anymore. If you drink at a bar, now you will have to walk home or teleport yourself in Star-trek style.

http://www.firstpost.com/india/centr...u-3928821.html
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Even passengers can't be drunk anymore.
One couldn't kill cows earlier and now one can't sit drunk in car, I guess the writing is clear on the wall, ride a cow back home on friday night.

Jokes apart, how does this even make sense? Say, I book a cab and doze off in the backseat, will the cab driver refuse to drive? I could be drunk/tired.

Reading in detail from the source, it says prohibition on consumption of alcohol, drugs and smoking. So, passengers are not to drink and smoke in cars. Doesn't speak about not passengers in inebriated condition.
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Some new development on similar topic.

http://overdrive.in/news-cars-auto/f...uble-in-india/

Govt plans to make taking a taxi/riding as a passenger after getting drunk illegal. Wow!
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Old 16th August 2017, 12:47   #29
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Bumping an old thread because there is a twist in the rule. Even passengers can't be drunk anymore. If you drink at a bar, now you will have to walk home or teleport yourself in Star-trek style.

http://www.firstpost.com/india/centr...u-3928821.html
There was a correction to this editorial

"Editor's note: This article was originally published on 14 August with the erroneous headline 'Centre warns taxi drivers: If you pick up drunk passengers, we'll catch you'. The headline has been corrected to reflect the fact that this wasn't an order from the Central government. The error is regretted."

This rule is supposed to be only for Kerela. And that means it is just an extension of the failed liquor ban.
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