A number of taxi drivers who operate from the old Nausori Market taxi stand raised serious concerns with the Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum last Friday which resulted in Sayed-Khaiyum personally visiting their taxi stand late Friday night.
A total of 66 taxi operators operate from the old Nausori Market taxi stand.
These taxi operators have 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 say a new taxi base has been established in front of Pak and Save Supermarket which is just a few metres away from their taxi base and this has resulted in them losing out on their runs.
They have also raised concerns about illegal operators.
Nausori Town Council’s CEO, Akhtar Ali says Sayed-Khaiyum visited the site to see the nature of the problem.
He says they have also proposed for the Gulab Nabi Street to be made a one way street to ease the traffic congestion.
He says the Fiji Roads Authority is keen on the idea.
Ali says as far as the issue of the merger of taxi base is concerned, they will wait for word from Sayed-Khaiyum’s office.
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