HERITAGE CABS (JAKARTA VS KOLKATA)

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An episode from the series TAXI TO ASIA

Format: HD
Duration: 26 ’
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Available version: English
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide

Synopsis

Jakarta.
Often referred to as unofficial F1 road racers, the 3-wheeler rickshaw Bajaj taxis are banned from major roads and some districts because of its loud noise and long column of black smoke. These inexpensive taxis are very much part of the city landscape and its history. Hasan is one such driver and he swears to go on strike if the government bans his Bajaj for good.

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Kolkata/Calcutta.
Ambassador Cabs can survive monsoon when streets are water logged or run over moon crater sized pot holes with ease. A Punjabi Sikh driving an Ambassador Cab is an iconic postcard picture to identify Kolkata city. But the city’s infrastructure development is making the life of a cabbie harder by the day.