Before April 2014, Mumbai had 13,752 tourist taxis and 43,976 conventional ones. However, in January 2017 the number of tourist taxis running in the city was 55,760 against 55,256 number of yellow-black taxis.
As automobile companies stagger to remain relevant, employees fear loss of jobs with the sales witnessing the worst decline in two decades.
Sharma lives in a corner of Mambakkam apparently segregated for migrant labourers. He lives with 20 others like him in a rented house. “The locals don’t like us especially since the mass firings began. They don’t like the fact that we are employed while they aren’t.”