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Mumbai Taxi Drivers | Learn Marathi First; Get Permit; Learn to Drive

Recently the Maharashtra State Cabinet made a ruling requiring all Mumbai Taxi Drivers to know the local language, Marathi, in order to get Taxi permits. [Times of India Article: To be a Cabbie, Learn Marathi]

This does not bode well for the very high number of Taxi drivers who hail from non-Marathi states of North & South India. The wrangles will continue, no doubt and after a lot of vociferous and volatile discussions, it will be forgotten and life on Mumbai will grind it’s way back to relative normalcy.

On the back of this debate, a cartoonist from Mumbaikar.com (BETA ka baap), Satish Acharya came up with a humourous view in the following cartoon:

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