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Petrol increases mean more misery for taxi commuters

The cycle of ever-rising gasoline prices will have a ripple effect, with commuters facing higher travel fares. National Taxi Alliance (NTA) spokesman Theo Malele said the fuel hikes were a crisis of great proportions and that sober leadership was needed. He said that despite the taxi industry’s growth from 70% to 80% in two years, the government is turning a blind eye to its challenges. “The first [thing] what the government needs to do is introduce subsidization for commuters so that the industry can charge market-based rates as opposed to the current charitable rates. These charity rates are putting pressure on the industry.” Malel…

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