THE Lautoka City Council is calling on all taxi operators with bases in the city to ensure that round-the-clock service is provided to the travelling public.
The message from Lautoka's special administrator Praveen Bala came in the wake of the successful completion of Operation Blitz in the Western Division which has effectively removed illegal transport operators from the city.
Mr Bala commended the Fiji Police Force and the Land Transport Authority for what he termed "an outstanding effort" and said the onus was now on taxi operators tasked with serving the travelling public.
"The joint operation with the police and LTA came in reply to the numerous complaints about illegal operations in Lautoka City," he said.
"The results of the integrated approach speaks volumes of the effectiveness of such a strategy.
"However, taxi operators now have to fulfil their end of the bargain by providing service to the public. We have got rid of the illegal operators and legal operators now have to step up."
Mr Bala paid special tribute to police officers from Suva who travelled and stayed in the Western Division for the duration of Operation Blitz.
"They were away from their homes and families for 21 days and because of their outstanding commitment and effort, the operation was a huge success."