Govt undecided on taxi syndicate

KATHMANDU: Though the government has taken a tough stance against the syndicate system in the public transportation sector, it has yet to decide whether or not to open new route permits for new cabs in the country.

By not registering new taxis since long, the government itself has been preventing competitive growth in the cab service sector. Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth said, “The government is studying the prospects of opening registration of new cabs. We will open the registration, if required.”