Nano taxis cause a stir in Colombo

New service is in great demand but three-wheeler taxi owners are not happy.

    A new taxi service using the Tata Nano, the world's cheapest car, has made its way onto the streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital.

    Just three weeks after they were introduced, the service is struggling to keep up with demand.

    But while the new taxis are a welcome addition to the city's public transport mix, owners of the over 30,000 three-wheeler taxis on its streets fear that the cars will threaten their livelihood. An organisation representing them even staged a protest against the new service.

    Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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