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North Taxi Group Supports Reasonable Fare Increase

Mr Sharma said the proposal made by the Fiji Cabbies Operators Association of $0.30 would affect both customers and taxi operators alike because the fares would be unreasonable and unsustainable for their industry.
26 May 2022 02:00
North Taxi Group Supports Reasonable Fare Increase

The Labasa Taxi Association is in support of a fare increase under the revised fare submissions.

This should be within the $0.15-$0.20 per 100 metres, bringing it from the existing rate of $0.10.

Association secretary, Sujit Sharma, said an increase in fares would allow their drivers and taxi operators to cater for the additional costs in fuel, vehicle maintenance and running costs.

“Our association has already made its submission to the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission for a long-awaited increase to support our industry,” he said.

Mr Sharma said the proposal made by the Fiji Cabbies Operators Association of $0.30 would affect both customers and taxi operators alike because the fares would be unreasonable and unsustainable for their industry.

“Times are hard and we do understand that our customers will be affected if there is a big increase. This is why we have decided to opt for the range of $0.15-$0.20,” he said.

Mr Sharma said the industry was slowly recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our industry is going through tough times.

“We need every assistance possible to overcome and stabilise our taxi businesses,” he  added.

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