The word taxi originates from the ancient Greek word τάξις (taxis), which means ‘payment’.
The first kind of Taxi was horse carriages and it was first seen in Persia, Paris, and London. A German engineer named Gottlieb Daimler invented the first gasoline taxi cab. It first started running in Germany then London and Paris.
Today, there are 1900000 taxis in India alone. And the Taxi industry generates 10-11 Billion in a year. For a developing country like India, where unemployment still prevails. The Taxi industry has helped many families and for most families, Taxis are nothing new but how much do you know about them? Here is a list of general facts about Taxis.
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Taxis are nothing new but how much do you know about them? Here is a list of general facts about Taxis.
Chennai has the first call Taxi in India
The first Taxi in India was introduced in Mumbai, in 1911
In 1989 Jasbir Kaur from Howrah, West Bengal became the first woman Taxi driver in India. She drove a WMT 2401 Ambassador.
The highest pay of a Taxi driver in India is ₹4,27,642 per month and the lowest is ₹18,252 per month.
CabbyGo is the first online taxi booking app.
Uber is the largest Taxi Service provider in the world and owns no vehicles
The best cabs in the world are the London Black Cabs
Most Taxi is yellow as is the easiest color to spot
Mexico City has the most number of Taxis
The longest Taxi trip was for 15 months from London to Sydney, and the fare was £80,000 which is about ₹80,30,608
Wilhelm Bruhn from Germany invented the Taximeter in 1891
Bike Taxi started in Bauru, Brazil in 1996
Thailand has the most colorful taxis ranging from green, blue, and red to orange, yellow, pink, purple, and violet.
Taxi Driver is one of the most dangerous profession
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