ComfortDelGro has recently shared a story on their Facebook page of how one of the vehicles in the fleet was used as a bridal car last November.
This was on the request of the bride, Ms Kavitha D/O Palaniappan, daughter of 73 y.o cabby Palaniappan S/O Arumugam who has been driving a taxi for the past 19 years.
Mr Palaniappan then seek permission from ComfortDelGro, who in return gave permission without any hesitation on the very same day.
A touching story on how Mr Palaniappan brought his children up via income made from driving was also shared.
Here is the post by ComfortDelGro
“When she was tying the knot last November, and needed a bridal car, Ms Kavitha D/O Palaniappan didn’t want a luxurious looking one but the taxi that her father, ComfortDelGro Cabby Palaniappan S/O Arumugam, has been driving for the past 19 years.
To her, her father’s taxi is more than just a mode of transportation. It has been his source of livelihood, and using it as a bridal car, would in her opinion, honour what her father had done to provide for the family.
Ms Kavitha said: “My Dad managed to put my brother and I through polytechnic by faithfully driving the taxi almost every day. He is 73, near retirement age, but refuses to retire yet as he enjoys taxi driving too much!”
When Ms Kavitha’s mother brought the idea up, Cabby Palaniappan liked it so much that he asked the Company if he could – two days before the wedding! The Company gave permission without hesitation and even helped him seek approval from the Authorities on the very same day!
Said Cabby Palaniappan: “I was more than happy to have my daughter use the taxi as a bridal car. It is nothing much to look at but it has been my source of income to provide for my family so it holds great value to us.”
In fact, on the wedding day itself, it was her father’s extensive driving experience that saved the day! He was driving his daughter in heavy traffic but he managed to whiz through the heavy traffic jam in the taxi and send her to the wedding reception on time.
Congratulations to Cabby Palaniappan and Ms Kavitha! Thank you for using our taxi as a bridal car!”
Image source: ComfortDelGro Taxi/Facebook