Fleecing of Tourists
6 April, 20…
Tourists from abroad bring valuable foreign revenue to our state. Special care should be taken to ensure a safe and pleasant visit for them.
Unfortunately, many cases of fleecing and fraud have come to light. A friend of mine, Calliope Mastrionmi arrived from Rome a fortnight ago. When he landed at our house in Juhu from the Sahar Airport, we found he had overpaid the taxi by Rs. 200/- Not being conversant with our currency, he was duped. After a week’s visit through various Mumbai sights, he complains of other such unpleasant experiences. He was once taken on a ride through a city section that covered 10 km when the short-cut was hardly 2 km!
Naturally, there are many other foreign tourists like my friend who go back home with an unpleasant impression. Should this tendency not be checked immediately, our tourist traffic will dwindle considerably.
13, Juhu Villas,