Lautoka taxi problem
Narayan Reddy, Lautoka Most taxis do not operate from their taxi bases around Lautoka, even though they have bases allocated to them. One cannot find any taxis at Drasa Vitogo even with a sign which clearly says that it is a taxi base; same can be said about a particular club in Lautoka where taxi permits and a base was made available but no taxis can be seen at anytime. I was also informed about a particular shop in Tomuka whose owner has given many base letters to taxi owners and collect fees every month from them but the taxis are never parked at the allocated base. This is corruption because the base permit is given for these taxis to operate from a particular area and once it’s approved the taxi’s all runaway to town, no wonder you see private and illegal taxi business thriving in Lautoka. It’s about time LTA did something about this situation or maybe the taxi union can give us a better explanation?