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Taxi Association Slams New LTA App

“We have customers of all ages and capabilities, the old citizens are not into gadgets as most of them have mobile phones with buttons,” Mr Singh said.
24 Oct 2020 11:06
Taxi Association Slams New LTA App
Taxis Stand beside the Suva Bus Stand. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Fiji Taxi Association president, Raben Bhan Singh yesterday slammed the VODO App recently proposed by the Land Transport Authority labeling it as not customer friendly.

“We have customers of all ages and capabilities, the old citizens are not into gadgets as most of them have mobile phones with buttons,” Mr Singh said.

“This new app is only for the app savvy and yet not everyone has a smart phone, he said.

“The proposed app is so unfriendly.

“LTA should prioritise eliminating private and rental vehicles operating as taxis.”

 

VODO App

LTA has been holding meetings with stakeholders for their input and feedback on their proposed VODO App and other issues.

According to the LTA media release the Wednesday consultation was going to be one of the many meetings to be facilitated by them to enlighten stakeholders on the proposed VODO App.

Meanwhile, according to the VODO website the app is available in Fiji and Mauritius. The website states that VODO is a ride hailing and delivery app for a fast, reliable ride or courier service at any time of the day.

 

Features

It (VODO) makes it very easy to request a ride or courier, and you can pay with either cash or credit card.

“The authority’s main aim is to ensure that all Fijians are safe on the road and with the proposed VODO App, we intend to increase the safety and security of taxi drivers, as well as passengers,” LTA Board chairman, Vijay Maharaj said.

“We ask everyone to bear in mind that the app is in its infancy stage and what the final product will look like will depend on the stakeholders and the feedback and input we receive. This means that we will be doing consultations through a plethora of platforms.” he said.

Stakeholders include bus associations, drivers and operators, minibus associations, drivers and operators, rental companies, and the general travelling public.

“The safety and welfare of all Fijians on the road are paramount to LTA and we believe in a collaborative approach where we involve the entire community to improve things for everyone,” Mr Maharaj said.

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