20 Dec 2014 15:10pm
WINDHOEK, 20 DEC (NAMPA) All long-distance taxis should adhere to the law, and overcharging of passengers should stop, Namibia Bus and Taxi Association (NABTA) president Vespa Muunda says.
He made the remarks during the launch of the Long-Distance Passenger Transport Tariff guide here on Saturday.
The new tariffs will take effect on 29 December 2014.
Muunda said the overcharging of commuters by long-distance drivers during the festive season is an illegal practice for quite some years now, labelling it daylight robbery.
The guide which is facilitated by a control sheet book will be used to try and lessen this practice and make the industry grow to greater heights, he said.
All drivers stopped at roadblocks will be required to show the guide, and failure to do so will see the driver slapped with a fine of N.dollars 500.
Drivers found to have overcharged passengers will be required to refund them immediately.
The booklet is available for N.dollars 50 at all major loading points countrywide.
Some of the major routes and rates are:
Windhoek to Okahandja - N.dollars 70
Windhoek to Otjiwarongo - N.dollars 130
Windhoek to Oshivelo - N.dollars 190
Windhoek to Ondangwa, Ongwediva and Oshakati - N.dollars 220
Windhoek to Oshikango - N.dollars 250
Windhoek to Rehoboth - N.dollars 60
Windhoek to Keetmashoop - N.dollars 170
Windhoek to Lüderitz - N.dollars 280
Windhoek to Walvis Bay - N.dollars 150
Luderitz to Oshakati - N.dollars 335
Luggage and goods are excluded.
These fees were set on 01 April 2014 by NABTA and the Ministry of Works and Transport.