Taxi Drivers Meet with the Minister of Tourism
11 Juillet 2013 - lexpress.mu
In case a solution is not found, they take to the streets. Taxi drivers operating in the North are exasperated by what they call unfair competition from private vans. They meet with the Minister of Tourism, Thursday, July 11.
These operators vans "steal" their passengers are, they say, protected by the direction of the North hotels. Over 65% of our customers are now turning to these, protests Sanjeev Itoosingh spokesman taxi drivers in the region. And the situation has worsened, says the latter. This is as well as a delegation of taxi drivers based in hotels Veranda (Pointe-aux-Biches), Victoria, Meridian (Pointe-aux-Piments), Grand Mauritian and Maritim (Balaclava) meet with the Minister of Tourism, Thursday, July 11.
Sanjiv Itoosingh explains that several petitions were sent to the authorities including the Prime Minister, ministers Devanand Ritoo, Satish Faugoo, the Minister of Tourism at the Tourism Authority and the Commissioner of Police, among others. And, so far, only the Minister of Tourism has agreed to receive the taxi drivers. And they warn that if no solution is found, they have hit the streets to express their anger. "It remains for us to do this because we believe are neglected by the authorities," warns Sanjeev Itoosingh.
"Most of us have done loans to buy a car and have trouble repaying our debts" , on the other hand is out Boolaky Nawaz, secretary of the association of hotel taxis Veranda. Besides the cost of patents or their statements ...