A BUS operator in the Western Division is calling on taxi drivers to refrain from picking passengers at bus stops.
Pacific Transport Limited manager west Jaswant Kumar said taxi operators flouted the law when they did this.
He urged taxidrivers to stay away from bus stops and not to use it as a pick-up point.
"We applaud what the authorities have done by curbing illegal transport services in the west during Operation Blitz but now we are faced with another problem, taxi drivers are picking passengers from bus stops and this is also an illegal activity."
He added that with the removal of illegal transport providers, legal taxis should have enough business to attend to without picking passengers waiting for buses.
Taxi operators' organisations in the Sugar City have warned members to refrain from indulging in illegal activity.
Fiji Taxi Association Lautoka branch president Raben Bhan Singh, said he had raised the issue with his members.
"The police, Land Transport Authority and Lautoka City Council have responded to our plea and curbed illegal activity and we should also do the right thing and stop picking passengers from bus stops," he said.
Lautoka Taxi Operators Association general secretary Feroz Dean urged members to abide by the law.
"Taxis cannot pick passengers within 100 metres of a bus stop and we are urging all taxi operators to please follow the regulations and stop doing this," he said.