Jul 23 2012
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Taxis in Saudi Arabia can’t pick up passengers on streets
Monday, Jul 23, 2012
Taxis will be banned from roaming streets in Saudi Arabia under new regulations released by the transport ministry.
Instead taxi drivers will wait at dedicated centres for passengers to place phone calls requesting their services, the local Arabic daily Al Madinah has reported.
The move aims to reduce traffic jams and to provide better documented services.
The new regime will track the movements, itinerary, speed and stops of the taxis, the daily said on Thursday.
All calls requesting the taxi services will be recorded and kept for at least six months.
Drivers will be trained on the use of the new devices, the daily said.
No date to start the implementation of the new system was given.
By Habib Toumi Bureau Chief
Gulf News 2012. All rights reserved.
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