This collection is from a year back. Ya, you can call me weird for collecting photos of Taxi interiors. But I have traveled by taxi as much as by Auto rickshaws. We Mumbaikars cant live without them.
My maternal grandpa used to own a fleet of taxi's. I still feel thrilled if I flag a Premier Padmini taxi & more if they have the gear shift connected to the steering wheel. Also used to love the beautiful glass globes at the end of the gear shifts. During my pregnancy I preferred the new taxi's. Hate it when they smell of cigarette smoke, if the driver seems chatty ask & scold him if he has allowed smoking. Thankfully the RTO has issued notices which the Taxi drivers stick on their dashboards announcing the fines. But some old taxi's smell musty & dirty with or without rains.
This is how old taxi's look from inside.
The roof or headliner was covered with printed fabric which starts looking grimy after a period of time & if it gets wet, god save the passengers.
|The bunch of grapes hanging from |
the rear view mirror is old now.
|Going all fruity|
I asked the drivers how much it costs them to decorate this way. They say its pretty cheap around 3-5k depending on your request. Also it gets done in 2 days max.
Some are sober, classy styled.
|The punches/pins add a new look|
|Dell is going to be very angry at the|
use of their logo this way :D
They say the cleaning & maintenance is easier. Just take a wet cloth & wipe all around. If the interior is done recently you will immediately notice the smell of plastic.
|The same look throughout|
|Some go creative|
|Some go floral|
|Flower & fruits|
I hope to continue & enjoy my taxi rides. Come back to check if I clicked any more weird pics. Earlier I had clicked:
AutoRickshaw interior design idea
Automobile engineer at work
Funky Scooter color combo
Till then Bye. Take care.