The traditional mode of
transportation in Kashmir has not always been a taxi. It has only recently
been introduced in Srinagar, and is fast becoming popular. It is now replacing
the fascinating horse-drawn carriage (tonga) in certain areas.
Ashok: Is the taxi available (for hire)? Taxi driver: Yes, (please) get in. Where do
you want to go? Ashok: I want to go to the post office. Taxi driver: Which post office? Ashok: The head post office. Taxi driver: All right, come on in. Ashok: How far is it? Taxi driver: It is two miles from here. Ashok: All right, (please) hurry. Taxi driver: All right, sir, (we're) on our
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