The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) has mandated that all Kaali Peeli cabs have rooftop indicators within six months, with a deadline of June 30, 2022.
According to the law, rooftop indicators will have three lights:
a red light indicating that the cab is occupied by a passenger, a green light indicating that the taxi is available for hire, and a white light indicating that the driver is off-duty and will not be able to transport any passenger.
Aside from the LED lights, the indicators will display the words 'For Hire' , 'Hired' , and 'Off Duty' in both English and Marathi, according to reports. The MMRTA has also urged all cabbies to reset meters to reflect new fares until January 31, 2022, since some meters still display old charges.
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