Penalty Points: Kailash Purryag Evokes His Limits
26 September 2012 - Défi Media Group
The common front of public transport will not give up. The front staff which includes transportation, taxi drivers, truck drivers, among others, met on Monday, the President of the Republic, Kailash Purryag.
At this meeting, members have a common front for a little less than an hour, expressed their fears about the introduction of penalty points. For them, should not the government take an example and put into practice, what is done abroad. "The authorities must act according to the Mauritian realities," says Rafick Bahadoor, president of the Taxi Proprietors Union and member of the front.
According to him, the fears of members of the common front are numerous. "What happens there for transit employees who will lose points that could see their driver's license be suspended? Will they be fired for breach of contract due to their inability to drive? And what will it take to taxi drivers, trucks and other vans? "Asks the President of the TPU.
During the meeting, members of the common front wanted the President to intervene on their behalf with the government. Requested by The Daily Challenge for a reaction, the President said: "I told them that I am here to listen. However, I have limits as President. "However, the Common Front rejoice that their Purryag Kailash has listened.