As most of you are aware the cost of petrol went up by 7.5 rupees a litre on Friday, so taxi fares for petrol fueled vehicles went up accordingly.
Today I attempted get a taxi that I know was fueled by diesel as I have used the guy before from the market at Mapasa.
The guy tried to get the same fare that was being asked for on friday by a petrol fueled taxi driver.
Here are the reasons the moron thought he could get away with these charges.
1. Most whites (his words) don't ask or care if its petrol or diesel powered.
2. Why should he charge anything different to what his brothers are taking.
3, We whites (his words) owe him and his brothers a living , and we can afford the few extra ruppes, and why the hell should we complain and by the way you are a guests in my country.
I took the bus.
I have since checked and the standard prices for all taxi vehicles have risen by about 10% since Friday.
The Goa taxi mafia have just found another way to screw visitors.