Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Metered Klang Valley taxis to be allowed Malacca, Cameron Highlands trips

PUTRAJAYA Metered taxis operating in the Klang Valley will soon be allowed to ferry and pick up passengers to tourist attraction places in Malacca, Port Dickson in Negri Sembilan, as well as Genting Highlands and Cameron Highlands, the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) announced Tuesday.

The board said this was decided during its meeting on January 4, which had also agreed to allow taxis operating in Malacca to send passengers to and from the Klang Valley.

CVLB chairman Datuk Markiman Kobiran said the decision would come into effect on Friday, adding that relevant enforcement agencies, state governments and taxi operators and associations had been notified of the decision.

"The taxis ferrying passengers to and from the said areas must be able to issue receipt to the passengers," he said in a statement.

Markiman said Klang Valley in this context covered Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, the whole of Selangor (except Kuala Langat and Sabak Bernam) and Seremban.

The board had also decided that effective Thursday, taxis operating in Penang could send passengers to the Bayan Lepas International Airport but would not be allowed to pick up passengers from there.

Source : STAR
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