Taxi drivers in Oman voice concern over new rates

T TV Sunday 30/December/2018 15:14 PM
By: Times News Service

Muscat: Taxi drivers operating in Oman have expressed concern over the new meter system coming into effect from next year, which could cost them customers. Speaking to Times of Oman, an official from the Ministry of Transport and Communications said: “The electronic meter system will be implemented in all orange and white taxis from June 2019 onwards.” With this new ministerial decision for all orange and white taxis, a taxi owner said, “I believe that although we will make more money per trip, people will not be willing to pay 130 baisas per kilometre, which means fewer customers. So, we will lose customers in the long run.”