New breed of taxis?

I saw a small lime green car early morning the other day; it had the word Taxi imprinted on its side door. It only looked big enough to accommodate 2 people at the back. Has anybody else seen taxis like these?

With Cy’s post on the London Cabs coming in next month it seems we’ll be having further new breeds of taxis.

As one reader on his post commented…Do we have enough space on our roads? Or when it comes to that, Do we have enough roads?

7 Comments so far

  1. Inspirex (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 12:32 am

    Hey. Yeah. Seen those. Apparently those are the “approved” replacements for our rickshaws. They have been named “bay” by the company. A personal car version of this is the “alif”. Manufactured locally and are also being exported i heard.


  2. Adnan (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 12:43 am


    They have been named “bay” by the company

    The person who chose this name is a genius.He already knew that we people are used to call “Bay” in different forms.Like chal bay,chup bay etc etc.Now we will have to be careful because if someone calls his friend as “Idher a bay” on road,there are chances that some “bay” will be infront of him and he might be gifted a couple of sweet “galians” from new “bay driver”.


  3. IllusionFS (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 9:59 am

    Yeah they are used as a replacement to rickshaws. But I thought they were chinese made? Some company TCM opposite Avari has a small showroom. But its good that they are on CNG (cleaner fuel) .. also a lot more dangerous if theres an accident.


  4. Checkmate (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

    I think it is high time we had women rickshaw drivers in Karachi. Wait, wait, before you start harping about security issues , hijab and what not, read why I think so. As we all know women prefer the rickshaw over taxis, because they are safer, so a lady driver will be welcome. Then it will be a very good source of income for women. In India there are women ricksham drivers and it gives them flexi work hours and they are able to work when they can. The women could give pick and drop services to college girls, working women, children. And with these new cabs, it would be easier for women to learn how to drive them. So what do you guys think.


  5. Extiinct (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 2:22 pm

    Bay is certainly an interesting name…never thought of bay as a car name.

    You have an idea there checkmate. But change never happens fast. It takes a few decades if we’re lucky.

    Those taxis are certainly eye catching. Thanks for all the info guys =)


  6. Zain (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 9:56 am

    Hey Inspirex, yes Alifs are being exported to some African countries and we carry them. Tranmission Engineering is the company who has manufactured these cars.


  7. Checkmate (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 10:16 am

    Does anyone know how much one of these costs?



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