Midlands: Tensions Between Taxi Drivers and Drivers ‘Taxi Brown’
4 July 2013 - lexpress.mu
Within a month, the number of taxi operators brown almost doubled Midlands. This situation causes anxiety taxi drivers in the area who lament the inaction of the authorities.
17 taxi drivers serving Midlands and Curepipe already say redundant for a population of 6 000 to 7 000 people. But now comes the illegal operators increase their evil. Because, thirty legal and brown taxis are working in the region suddenly,
Taxi operators chestnuts have skyrocketed since the entry into force of penalty points. Within a month, the number has almost doubled, says a taxi driver. For taxi drivers duly registered this stems from the fact that they are not penalized by points on their licenses.
This is the same problem on the 16th line Mile used to go to Curepipe and Rose-Belle. "Nou ki baze 16e Mile nou pli ramass problem. En plis taxi marrons, bann taxi ki baze Midlands ramass passaze kan zot passe" says one driver 16th Mile.
Taxi drivers and lament the inaction of the authorities. Far as their many letters to the police, the National Transport Authority and the Ministry of Transport remained dead letters. "No reaction from them. Worse, taxi operators brown taunt us, saying that they have contacts with politicians, "says one taxi driver.