Taking action against city taxis starts for railing to follow specified rules

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Photo shows a city taxi that has been installed sideline yellow sticker.

According to the drivers, action is being taken against the city taxis that failed to follow the specified rules.

The drivers have been notified of prescribed seven guidelines including keeping the taxi board on the car, and installation of the sideline yellow sticker. They have been warned that action will be taken against offenders after the educational campaign period. All city taxis must also have registration of the red number plate at the Road Transport Administration Department, wheel tax, work licence part I and II issued by Transport Planning Department, driver photo, the logo of YCTA, and the taxi board of Traffic Police Force.

“We’ve started making arrests and conducting inspections ever since the educational session ended. The inspection will be finished if the requirements are satisfied. An arrest would be made if anything is required,” Ko Tayoke, a taxi driver, told the GNLM.

The specific authorities instructed all sideline yellow sticker to install on the city taxis operating in Yangon Region by January 2024 and it has been announced that the inspection and action will be taken under Section 96 of the Vehicle Safety and Motor Vehicle Management Law from 1 February.

According to the survey from 1 November to 23 December 2023, there are almost 42,000 city taxis have been installed the sideline yellow sticker on both sides. In Yangon Region, there are 58,481 city taxis registered at the Road Transport Administration Department and 55,227 city taxis registered at the YRTC. —TWA/MKKS

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