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Taxi Drivers Welcome Initiative

Colour-coded plates allow the public to identify taxis according to the areas they are allocated.
29 Apr 2019 12:16
Taxi Drivers Welcome Initiative
Lautoka Taxi driver Iliesa Vuniyaya in Lautoka on April 27, 2019. Photo: Rohit Kumar

Taxi drivers in Lautoka’s city area have welcomed a move to colour code number plates, saying it makes them easily identifiable.

The colour-coded taxi plate numbers were introduced to distinguish the taxis for each zone in the country and which drivers are supposed to operate in their taxi’s zone colour allocated area.

Lautoka zone taxi driver Iliesa Vuniyaya said he really liked the new colour-coded plate numbers.

“Our Lautoka zone area colour-coded plate is blue and it is also the colour for Lautoka, so I feel special,” he said.
He has been driving taxis for the past two years and says the move showed that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) cared for them.

 

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“It’s good that we are given colour-coded plate so that the public can easily identify us according to the area we are allocated.”
Fiji Taxi Association President Raben Singh said no drivers complained about the new colour-coded plate numbers so far, so drivers had received it well.

He said all taxi drivers were operating from their bases in Lautoka and no one had raised any issue with the new introduction.
He said so far in Lautoka by Friday at least eight taxi drivers had received the new colour-coded number plates.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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