Taxi drivers and passengers in India need to have a licence from the government to work, as well as an ID card and a visa to travel.
To find out more, we spoke to one of India’s most popular taxi drivers, Kirit K. Sharma, who lives in Bengaluru and has worked for Uber for a decade.
Taxi drivers are required to register with the government before they can operate a vehicle.
You can apply for an Uber driver’s licence here.
Taxi dancing The most common job is taxi dancing.
A cab driver has to be a licensed taxi driver who has completed the required three-year course of studies in the field of Taxi dancing.
He also has to pass the licensing examination.
“I can only work on Fridays and Saturdays.
On Sundays, I am free on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays,” said Sharma.
“The minimum fee for a taxi driver is Rs 5,000, while the fee for the cab driver who can work on Sundays is Rs 10,000.”
Taxi dancing is very popular in India, as most people prefer to ride their own vehicles, said Sharma, adding that there are also a lot of people who work on the weekends, and the drivers pay their own bills.
“You can see it on the streets,” he said.
“There is a huge demand for taxi drivers in India.”
Drivers are often paid less than the national minimum wage.
“In the last two years, the minimum wage in India has increased from Rs 2,200 per month to Rs 2.5 lakh per month,” Sharma said.
He added that he earns Rs 2-3,000 per month, which is more than the minimum salary in many other countries, especially the United States.
Uber has been offering its drivers in Bengaluuru a daily salary of Rs 1,800, and a daily bonus of Rs 3,000.
For the last three months, Uber has also been providing taxi drivers with a free trip of 1,000 km (600 miles), if they are able to drive the vehicle for at least two hours in one day.
Taxi dance jobs are a popular option for people who want to live independently.
“We offer cab jobs, which are usually paid less,” said Shashi, adding, “If you are looking for a job that is a little more demanding, I suggest you apply for a cab job.”