The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi has told the old white-and-yellow taxis to clear the emirate’s roads to give way to more than 8,000 new silver cabs, warning that offenders could be jailed and heavily fined. TransAD, a DoT affiliate which manages six new taxi firms, said a deadline for the old cabs ended on December 31 and drivers of these cars found operating on the road would be jailed one months and fined Dh5,000.
Palestinian entrepreneurs plan to bring to West Bank what already exists in Tehran and Beirut – pink taxis that serve only women. Palestinian news agency, Maan, reported on Monday that a Palestinian company is planning to establish a taxi service in Hebron for women only.
Come September, Sharjah Taxi meters will be recalibrated to tick faster and cabbies can charge a minimum fare of Dh10 per trip, according to a senior official. This move will come as a shock to commuters in Sharjah. Director General of Sharjah Transport Abdullah Al Zari said the new minimum fare was in response to the franchise companies’ request to compensate part of the loss they incurred due to the latest hike in fuel prices and rising operation costs.
A Pakistani taxi driver allegedly molested a 14-year-old British student in front of his house in Burj Khalifa after dropping him off from his school, the Dubai Criminal Court heard. The victim ALS testified that on September 20, he stopped a taxi after finishing school at 3.30pm, asking the driver to take him to his house in Burj Khalifa.
Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has no plans to introduce new Salik toll gates to the city’s roads or to increase the cost at each gate, a senior executive said. Media reports in February said the authority planned to add a further two gates in a bid to raise transport revenues, bringing the total number of Salik points in the city to six.
Taxi drivers take part in a protest against the private taxi company Uber for alleged unfair competition, in Mexico City on October 12, 2016....