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LTA identifies areas where more taxi services are needed

January 4, 2018 11:50 pm

The Land Transport Authority has identified areas where there is demand for more taxi services.

Board Chair, Vijay Maharaj, says they will take this into consideration when processing the taxi permit applications.

The LTA will appoint an Independent Committee that will go through all the applications.

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“It’s in the Central Division and also I believe in the Western division because there are a lot of illegal taxis and illegal vehicles in the west and also in the central. But there are already a lot of taxis on the road but because the government has taken the initiative to life the freeze, we have taken steps to do the zoning and to actually determine that all these are actually issued in an orderly and proper fashion so that we can have control of the number of taxis.”

Maharaj says the LTA is looking at all the logistics before the application forms will be rolled out.

The taxi permit freeze which has been in place since 2011 was lifted on January 1st.

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