TAXI operators have decided to carry receipt books after rejecting the idea of installing the new electronic TIC 868 meter that electronically issues receipts.
While the Fiji Taxi Association is still to meet with the Land Transport Authority to discuss the deadline on the installation of the new electronic meter, FTU president Vincent Pal said they had decided to carry out their transaction manually.
"Operators have preferred to use the receipt books because it is not compulsory to install this machine.
"Operators will have to pay more to have this machine installed and programmed.
"Most of our customers don't claim for receipt therefore, we will only issue manual receipts to those passengers who claim for it.
"At the moment, it is not necessary to have this new machine installed," Mr Pal said.
LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva said the authority would meet with the taxi union on Thursday to discuss this issue as the issuance of electronic receipts was one of the conditions for the new taxi fare implementation in November last year.