Ministry issues clarification on metered taxis

T TV Wednesday 06/February/2019 20:13 PM
By: Times News Service

Passengers and private taxi drivers can now agree on a specific rate if the metered fare does not satisfy them, officials from the Ministry of Transport have said.
However, taxi drivers will still need to turn on their meters to ensure a fair rate and to avoid price gouging.
Customers will be charged 130 baisa per kilometre travelled, in addition to 300 baisas service charge, which will be activated when customers sit in the taxi.
If the fares are less than OMR1, then a flat fare of OMR1 is applicable.