11 Apr '13, 8am

The toughest place to be a cabbie

I was contacted last year by the BBC inviting me to apply for the new series of ‘toughest place to be’, in which they planned to take a London cabbie out of his (or her) comfort zone and place them in a city where driving could be best described as challenging. After reading the e-mail my wife and I speculated upon which cit the hapless cabbie would find themselves trying to earn a living. We both concluded that one of the most chaotic cities in the world was Mumbai. So when the programme was televised recently it was no surprise to find London cabbie Mason McQueen travelling to India’s most populous city. Mason’s most and mentor was Pradeep Sharma who lives in a tiny two-bedroom house earning less than £10 a day driving his cab. It wasn’t long before Mason finds driving on some of the busiest and most congested streets in the world. Far worse than London’s, in sweltering ...

Full article: http://www.cabbieblog.com/blog/the-toughest-place-to-be/

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