Muscat: A company that won the contract to operate taxis at the Muscat airport said all of its 1,000 taxis will be metered or will follow a set tariff system, a senior official from Mwasalat said.
Mwasalat will manage 150 airport taxis, 300 mall taxis and 500 on-call taxis.
Speaking to the Times of Oman, Ahmad bin Ali Al Bulushi, chief executive officer (CEO) of Mwasalat, said they are working closely with the Ministry of Transport to regulate the taxi business in Oman. “We will try to have metering system in all the taxis, which we will operate in Oman,” he stressed.
The Mwasalat CEO added that at present people don’t know how much they will have to pay when they are travelling for example from Ruwi to Qurum. “Some taxis will charge OMR1, while some can charge OMR3.”
He said the transport company will manage taxis at the airports, malls and on-calls taxis very soon as a licence has been given to them by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. “We want to improve taxi services in Oman step by step, which will also help the taxi drivers maximise their incomes.” More info