Active working by police has started towards stopping of taxis charging inappropriate rates.
Complaints of taxi drivers charging extravagantly, dissimilar to the prices quoted by the transport authority have been received, said department of traffic police.
It has also been said that checking while proceeding of taxis driving with passengers will be done in order to know if the customer has been charged accordingly.
According to the rates allocated by the Transport Ministry, MVR 25 is charged for trips within Male’ City, while the fare to travel between Male’ to Hulhule’ and vice versa is MVR 35. The rate for taxi trips between Male’ and Hulhumale’ is MVR 40. Taxis can charge an additional MVR 5 if luggage is loaded or if the trip is taking place between 0000hrs and 0600hrs.
Taxi drivers are currently charging MVR 100 for trips from Male’ to Hulhumale’ / Hulhule, despite the lower rates allocated by the Transport Ministry.