Taxi and minibus fares under review

Taxi and minibus fares under review

By Dhanjay Deo
Thursday 19/05/2022
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Get ready for possible changes to taxi and minibus fares as the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission is now in the process of undertaking a review.

The Commission has invited taxi and minibus operators and members of the public to actively participate in this review by providing their views, comments, and suggestions on current and future taxi and minibus fares.

The General Secretary of the Central Eastern Minibuses Association Yashwardhan Ram says they made a submission to the FCCC in 2020 and made another submission in February this year.

Ram says they have been asking for an increase for over 2 decades now but nothing has eventuated and the fare has remained $1.50 from way back in 2000.

He has also revealed that some drivers have left the industry because they were not happy with the wages.

Fiji Taxi Association’s General Secretary, Ashwin Lal says they want the drop distance to be increased from 10 cents to between 15 to 20 cents for every 100 metres.

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