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Marathi knowledge must for taxi drivers: Maharashtra govt.

The latest move by the Maharashtra govt. to impose Marathi, is unlikely to go down well with migrant taxi drivers from U.P. and Bihar. File photo: Vivek Bendre   | Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre

Maharashtra Government on Wednesday decided to issue taxi licenses to only those who have a domicile status of 15 years and are well-versed in Marathi language.

“As per a decision taken in the cabinet today, it has been decided that henceforth licenses to only those taxi drivers who have been a resident of the state for at least 15 years and can read and write Marathi will be issued,” an official from the Chief Minister’s office said.

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