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17 complaints received by consumer watchdog on mini bus fares

February 20, 2019 4:25 pm

The Consumer Council is calling on minibus operators to operate ethically and to avoid charging extra fares.

The Council confirms they have now received 17 complaints in relation to increased Mini Bus Fares.

Chief Executive Seema Shandil says 15 complaints were from Lautoka, one from Suva and one from Nausori.

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The Council is now working with the Land Transport Authority to resolve the matter.

Transport Minister Jone Usamate says the LTA has held discussions with the minibus operators on the issue.

He says they are now re-looking at the regulation.

Meanwhile, the Land Transport Authority has issued a stern warning that operators who increase fares without approval will be fined through the TIN mechanism and are at risk of having their license revoked or suspended.

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