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IN People ON 24 Dec, 2015
People try to charge a little extra from tourists as they are new to the area and don’t know the exact fares. This should not be done as it spoils the image of the country once the foreigners come to know the exact fares.
This video went viral on the net. You’ll be shocked to see how a rickshaw-puller in London asked for 600 Euros for a 30-minute ride.
This is the height to loot someone.
Images via Daily Mail
These Dutch tourists got down from the rickshaw after traveling for around 30 minutes. To their surprise, the rickshaw puller started to ask for 600 Euros, and he begun to create a scene on the road. This incident happened outside Selfridges on the Oxford Street in London.
In the meantime, a passer-by recorded this video so that he could make this video viral and everyone gets to know what happened with these innocent tourists. Throughout the video, the rickshaw driver is asking the man to stop filming as he knows that he is guilty.
You can see how the rickshaw driver is still asking for the money. He even shows a rate list on his rickshaw which specifies the price. To this, the customers reply that what he is doing is illegal. The tourists even threatened the pedicab driver that they would head to the police station, but the driver was least worried.
In the video, we can see a second rickshaw stops. The rickshaw driver specified the rates and told them that he usually charges 1 Euro for a minute. He even claims that if one has 600 Euros, he will rent a helicopter, not a rickshaw.
The Mayor told that it was shocking to see the video. They believe that they need to come up with a new set of rules and regulations for these pedicabs. They have gone out of control and need to be regulated.
There are many problems which arise with these pedicabs on the road. They often are the reason for traffic jams in London. Also, the pedestrian does not feel safe as these rickshaws don't follow the traffic rules. The government needs to take the situation in control.
Another similar case was reported by mail online earlier this year. There the rickshaw driver was seen asking for 200 euros for a 10-min trip. This proves that they often ask for large sums of money from tourists.