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Salik scrapped for taxi passengers........

Old Nov 23rd 2008, 11:00 am
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Default Salik scrapped for taxi passengers........

Apologies if this is old news.............

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10261994.html
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Old Nov 23rd 2008, 11:10 am
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Default Re: Salik scrapped for taxi passengers........

I hadnt heard it, and I see there is a comment posted saying that RTA will still charge passengers, even though the taxi driver is NOT getting chrged. Anyone know what the deal is?
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Default Re: Salik scrapped for taxi passengers........

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I hadnt heard it, and I see there is a comment posted saying that RTA will still charge passengers, even though the taxi driver is NOT getting chrged. Anyone know what the deal is?
Right, I was thinking about this this weekend. The max Salik you can get charged per day is 24 Dhs. So a taxi driver only has to go through 6 times to then start making profit on people. So how much money have these guys been making off this scheme? Also, if he picks up one side of a gate then drops off the other, then vice versa within an hour, thats double money making again!!!

It stinks.
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Originally Posted by CeeBee View Post
Right, I was thinking about this this weekend. The max Salik you can get charged per day is 24 Dhs. So a taxi driver only has to go through 6 times to then start making profit on people. So how much money have these guys been making off this scheme? Also, if he picks up one side of a gate then drops off the other, then vice versa within an hour, thats double money making again!!!

It stinks.
Not sure how taxis can carry on charging the Salik?

If the meter says AED 30, you pay AED 30 - you can refuse to pay any 'additional' Salik charges, surely?

Or am I missing something?
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Default Re: Salik scrapped for taxi passengers........

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Not sure how taxis can carry on charging the Salik?

If the meter says AED 30, you pay AED 30 - you can refuse to pay any 'additional' Salik charges, surely?

Or am I missing something?
Salik charges are added as an extra by the driver, so the AED 30 for example becomes AED 34, and it's up to the individual to argue the case!
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Old Nov 23rd 2008, 7:58 pm
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Default Re: Salik scrapped for taxi passengers........

Originally Posted by CeeBee View Post
Right, I was thinking about this this weekend. The max Salik you can get charged per day is 24 Dhs. So a taxi driver only has to go through 6 times to then start making profit on people. So how much money have these guys been making off this scheme? Also, if he picks up one side of a gate then drops off the other, then vice versa within an hour, thats double money making again!!!

It stinks.
not really, they get paid **** all, I'm more than happy to pay.
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I have to admit I spat the dummy a bit when one guy tried to argue that having passed thri Safa and Barsha gate within an hour , he had to charge me twice.. Quite simple finish to it all.. The lying little f'ckr got the exact money, no f'kin tip!!!!
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I have to admit I spat the dummy a bit when one guy tried to argue that having passed thri Safa and Barsha gate within an hour , he had to charge me twice.. Quite simple finish to it all.. The lying little f'ckr got the exact money, no f'kin tip!!!!
I've now had 'oh sir I'm a christian and my father died last night, I can't afford to go back to india and the company won't give me any money as I'm not a muslim, I have no brothers and sisters - who knows? maybe something good will happen and I'll be back there tomorrow' line FOUR times now, I mean what? As if a couple of quid tip will get him back, or does he expect me to pay his airfare?
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I've now had 'oh sir I'm a christian and my father died last night, I can't afford to go back to india and the company won't give me any money as I'm not a muslim, I have no brothers and sisters - who knows? maybe something good will happen and I'll be back there tomorrow' line FOUR times now, I mean what? As if a couple of quid tip will get him back, or does he expect me to pay his airfare?
Hahahaha.. Our p/t maid seems to have a family that is the most accident prone / sickly lot in the world...

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I've now had 'oh sir I'm a christian and my father died last night, I can't afford to go back to india and the company won't give me any money as I'm not a muslim, I have no brothers and sisters - who knows? maybe something good will happen and I'll be back there tomorrow' line FOUR times now, I mean what? As if a couple of quid tip will get him back, or does he expect me to pay his airfare?
Pay it ya tight fisted git!
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Pay it ya tight fisted git!
I gave him no tip at all, the lying twat, later on he was whistling! Didn't seem to upset to me...
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I gave him no tip at all, the lying twat, later on he was whistling! Didn't seem to upset to me...
apparently some men have trouble showing their emotions...could be one of them...
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apparently some men have trouble showing their emotions...could be one of them...
or maybe he was a lying two faced shitwitch?
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or maybe he was a lying two faced shitwitch?
apparently some men are lying two faced shits...maybe he was one of those...
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apparently some men are lying two faced shits...maybe he was one of those...
this, could be possible my pet.
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