FIJI NEWS
October 07, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

The ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation is urging taxi drivers to refrain from refusing to provide discounts to beneficiaries of the taxi fare assistance.

The call comes after some taxi drivers were reported to be charging normal fare from senior citizens and the disabled who qualify for 20 percent discount.

 “The Ministry is still receiving complaints that some taxi drivers are refusing to provide 20 percent discount to bonafide card holders. The Ministry is calling on taxi drivers to comply with this agreement or else we will be left with no choice but to take this matter further to LTA,” Permanent Secretary, Govind Sami said.

Sami also clarified that Fiji Taxi Association has entered into an agreement with Government to provide 20 percent discount on taxi fare for disabled persons and senior citizens.

“Red ID cards have been issued to disabled persons and yellow ID Cards have been given to senior citizens. These current ID Cards are sufficient proof for the individuals to access the 20 percent discount on taxi fares. The discount on taxi fare is up to 20 kilometers of the distance travelled,” he added.

By Reginald Chandar

 

Wiggle


PREVIOUS STORY
MSAF, Police refute trafficking report
NEXT STORY
FRCA warns of Illicit tobacco trade

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!
   





Would you like the free education scheme for primary and secondary school students to continue next year?
 Yes
 No


Poll Results: Current | Previous

Would you like the free education scheme for primary and secondary school students to continue next year?
Yes
 72%
No
 28%



More Polls
Press Esc to close this window
BUSINESS
No repeat of 2000 burning, businesses toldFiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has assured the business community that the events of the 2000 coup where some businesses were looted and burned down will not be repeated in this year's election.
SPORTS
Jetsetters in a must win situationFiji's second best representative to the 2014 OFC Champions League, Nadi will have to fight tooth and nail against Lautoka tomorrow to keep its hopes of back to back participation in regional competition alive.
WORLD
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone Fiji, Tonga telco in allianceVodafone Fiji and Tonga Communications Corporation today signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan company to leverage off the experience of their Fijian counterparts.
ENTERTAINMENT
Meherban new love song from BangBang out nowMeherbaan is the second track released from upcoming movie Bang Bang this week.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS