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Revamping taxi sector in Oman will improve services, says Minister

According to Dr. Ahmed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport, restructuring taxi industry will also benefit drivers.

TAS News Service
Oct 17, 2019 7:50 am

MUSCAT: Restructuring the taxi sector in Oman will not only provide better services to passengers, but also benefit taxi drivers, according to Dr. Ahmed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport.

Speaking in an interview with Shabiba FM, Futaisi also addressed the issue of Omani taxi drivers faced at Muscat International Airport.  “We are facing challenges across many land transportation sectors, where we, unfortunately, faced rejections in our attempts to restructure the taxi sector. We have faced challenges and the ministry approached the courts because we are trying to regulate this sector,” Futaisi pointed out. 

It’s unfair that some taxi drivers compete with other metered taxi drivers who pay money to install these meters.

Dr. Ahmed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport

According to Futaisi, the Ministry face stiff challenges with some taxis, as tourists often complain about high fees being charged by the drivers. “Everything is going well at the Muscat International Airport but we face a challenge with some taxis, as many tourists do sometimes complain about the high fees that are often required to transport passengers. It’s unfair that some taxi drivers compete with other metered taxi drivers who pay money to install these meters,” he added. 

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