Penalty Points: Protesting Against the "Favour" Made to Taxis Brown
20 May 2013 - lexpress.mu
Individual bus operators and taxi owners announced the creation of a common platform to protest against the " favour "granted to illegal taxis.
A taxi driver who operates without a license will not lose points on his license. A decision that raised eyebrows the Mauritius Bus Owners Cooperative Federation , which sees a " favour "against illegal taxis and vans called brown.
The members of the federation, which met Thursday, May 9, took the decision to form a common platform with the union of taxi drivers to challenge the decision.
" We will launch a joint platform with taxi owners to show our discontent " , said Sunil Jeewoonarain, secretary of the federation, to express . " We operate within the law and we are most exposed to penalty points, but yet it is unfair competition, which does not even declare their incomes, we do favours " .
However, the form of expression of this discontent has not yet been decided at this stage. Sunil Jeewoonarain also explains a certain discontent began to be felt in the ranks of individual operators on the formula of free transportation. " There are a large number of universities and private institutions that have opened in areas served by individual bus " , he explains, " the amount of students who do not pay has increased significantly, but subsidies have not followed " .
Highway 15, Rose Hill at Flacq, or Highway 16, Rose Hill at Bel-Air, most affected by it.