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Illegal bookings irk taxi operators

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, January 28, 2013

THE illegal and unfair booking of taxi operators conducting business legally and their harassment will be raised with the Land Transport Authority and Denarau Corporation Limited.

This was revealed by the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Saiyed-Khaiyum, after a meeting with the Nadi International Airport Taxi Association on Wednesday.

The association raised several issues and while the primary grievance was touting, drivers also complained about being unfairly booked by the national road monitors and being harassed on Denarau Island while taking fares to the hotels.

"We have seen that perhaps the LTA is not enforcing some of the laws that need to be enforced. We have heard from taxidrivers that accessibility to other parts of Nadi has also been an ongoing issue," the minister said.

"Drivers have been issued traffic infringement notices on Denarau when the LTA has absolutely no right or legal standing to give those notices.


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