It requires an honest taxi man to expose a scam with toll payments for the elevated highway connecting Bangalore airport to the city.
We have been using the road for quite sometime and that too rather frequently and were actually stupid enough not to observe the practice of taxi drivers to take return toll tickets costing Rs.130.
And I remember some of them actually getting some money back from the booth, though I paid the exact amount asked for to the driver. I used to wonder why the balance was not given back.
The driver yesterday said it was only Rs.85 one way when I gave him Rs.130.
We always tipped the drivers at the end of the journey and the Rs.45 has been ‘extortion’.
Yes, I agree, I should be feeling foolish!!!