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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MERU in 'Mega' Trouble as driver commits suicide


In another blow to the MERU name,a 75-year-old taxi driver,Veerpal Singh, committed suicide on Tuesday morning by jumping from the 05th floor of the YMCA hostel in Colaba,where he had been living for the past 30 years. In his suicide note,the deceased has blamed Meru cab company for forcing him to take the extreme step. According to the police,Singh had given his taxi permit to Meru for Rs. 2 lakh and was supposed to receive the money a month ago.Rajesh Puri,CEO of Meru cab company has stated that he is not aware of the suicide but would find out about the same.
It is to be noted that the suicide happens in the same month when more than half of the Meru drivers had pulled their cabs off the Mumbai roads in a protest against bad working conditions and insufficient pay isuues.
Personally,I have always had a great experience with the Meru cabs and can only hope that whatever the issues are, they get resolved soon amicably,with everyone happy.