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KZN taxis to load 100% as from Monday

Moeletsi 06/26/2020

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KZN taxis to load 100% as from Monday

Taxi boss in KwaZulu-Natal says black or red taxis in KZN go against government's regulations in spite of government decree of 70% passengers.

A taxi boss in KwaZulu-Natal says black or red taxis will load up in spite of a government order that says 70% of passengers ride to avoid the overcrowding in prevention of pandemic.

The SOUTH African Taxi Council in KwaZulu-Natal has warned that from Monday it will no longer load 70% of passengers but the taxi is about to load full load.

Santaco chairman Boy Zondi said they had ordered taxi drivers from all associations to trample the government's order to load the number of incomplete passengers.

The government was aiming to ensure the isolation of people in order to avoid transmission of Corona.

“The government has shown no sympathy for us in the pain we are facing losing money in the industry.

We do this to try to cover the debts some of us have incurred because the government gives us R5 000, which is a small amount to cover the cost of taxis.

As from Monday's taxi will load 100%, ”said Zondi. He said they had decided to suspend demand for long-distance travel permits.

“If a taxi officer again stops for 100% load or requires permits, we will be forced to stop taxi travel.

The financial pressure on the industry forces us to order taxis to carry the full number of passengers, ”he said.

Asked about the methods they would use to make sure people are safe, he said that no taxi would be allowed to take a passengers without any mask and all taxis would be disinfected.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced on Tuesday that taxi owners would be given R5 000 per taxi but demanded that the government give them R20 000.

Most people commenting on social media accuse the industry of not meeting the government if it extends its hand.

KZN Department of Transport spokesman Kwanele Ncalane said Corona's anti-proliferation policies imposed by the government would ensure compliance.

"The rules that apply now, will be followed to the end, no one will be allowed to break them," said Ncalane.

Source: opera.com
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+27-81009**** · 06/26/2020
municipal buses are carrying 200% load,

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