18th August 02:59 AM
Decision made regarding Nausori taxi's
By Anamika Singh
Friday 10/08/2018
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with the taxi drivers at the Nausori taxi stand[Photo:Fijian Government]

After a discussion with the Prime Minister, a decision has been made by the CEO of the Nausori Town Council, and it will be implemented in the next couple of days.

Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum made this comment after a taxi driver from the Pak and Save taxi base asked him whether their taxi base will be merged with the old Nausori Market Taxi Stand.

The man had said he had seen Sayed-Khaiyum’s photo on social media regarding this matter and he said he wanted to know if the two taxi bases would be converted into one.

The man had said they had already given the drivers from the old Nausori Market 8 of their bases, up to the Lokia Shopping Centre.

Sayed-Khaiyum stressed that it was not up to them to give bases because they were drivers.

He says it is being done for the benefit of everyone.

A number of taxi drivers who operate from the old Nausori Market Taxi Stand raised serious concerns with Sayed‑Khaiyum last Friday which resulted in Sayed‑Khaiyum personally visiting their taxi stand at about midnight Friday.

The taxi operators had told Sayed‑Khaiyum that they are not getting enough jobs after the closure of the old Nausori Market and a supermarket which was next to their stand has also closed.

The taxi operators said a new taxi base had been established in front of Pak and Save Supermarket which is just a few metres away from their taxi base and this had resulted in them losing out on their runs.

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