Mumbai’s iconic ‘Premier Padmini’ taxis won’t run in the city from tomorrow

Here we are sharing a piece of big news with you that Mumbai ‘premier Padmini’ taxis will not run in the city from Monday, 30 October 2023. Now These black and yellow taxis will turn out from Mumbai’s roads, following the path of retirement recently accepted by the BEST’s legendary red double-decker diesel buses. Since the news has come on the internet it has gone viral on the social media platforms. Now many people are very curious to know about the whole information about the news. Here we have information about the news and we will share it with you in this article.


The previous Premier Padmini has been registered as a black and yellow taxi at the Tardeo RTO, which has jurisdiction over the island city of Mumbai, as per the transport department. As the age limitation for taxis in the city is 20 years, Mumbai officially will not have a Premier Padmini taxi from Monday onwards. Abdul Kareem Karsekar a citizen of Prabhadevi who owns the last registered Premier Padmini taxi in Mumbai stated,” it has been the pride of Mumbai and life of mine”. Scroll down to the next page for more information about the news.

As per the report, this transition arrived shortly after the phasing out of the latest iconic diesel-powered double-decker buses in the fleet of public transporter Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking because of the end of their 15-year coral life. The two retirement once universal and critical modes of public carriers in a matter of weeks have left Mumbai’s transport fans heavy-hearted, with some requiring that at the latest one ‘Premier Padmini’ be maintained on the road in a museum. You are on the right page for more information about the news, so please read the complete article.

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A few years ago, the Mumbai Taximen’s Union the biggest taxi driver block in the city, demanded the government to preserve at least one Kaali-Peeli, but without any success. Pradeep Palav, a Parel resident and art lover, stated nowadays Premier Padmini taxis may be seen in murals on walls in Mumbai. Though it has gradually vanished, it has conquered a place in people’s imagination and hearts. Now Mumbai has more than 40,000 black-and-yellow taxies, though, in the late 90s. Here we have shared all the information about the news if we get any information then we will update you soon. Stay tuned to us for more updates.

Gurleen Kaur

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