In continuation to Notification No. RSTA/TD-04/2015/833 dated October 2, 2015 the RSTA would like to inform that 2313 taxis have been verified and are eligible for Taxi Operating Permit (TOP) and 1139 taxis verified but not eligible for TOP out of the total of 3874 Taxis as on September 2015. As per the report with RSTA there are still 422 taxis that have not reported for verification within the deadline set for October 15, 2015 by the RSTA.
In view of the above, RSTA has decided to take the following course of action:
- Taxi Operators reporting after October 16, 2015 until October 31, 2015 will be penalized Nu. 3000/- if they are eligible for TOP.
- For Taxi Operators reporting after October 16, 2015 until October 31, 2015, and are not eligible for TOP will be imposed a revised fine of Nu. 1000/-.
- Hired Taxi Operators who have reported to the RSTA but delayed in the process of fulfilling the criteria of TOP shall not be imposed the penalty, so long as the requirement is completed by October 31, 2015.
- For any Taxi Operators not reporting for verification after October 31, 2015, their taxis will be de-registered and converted to BP and no longer allowed to operate as Taxis.
This Order will come into immediate effect.