the prices of the transport of large taxis are soaring

the prices of the transport of large taxis are soaring

After the rise in the price of essential consumer products that harm the basket of the household, now that the citizens are approaching Eid Al Adha confronted with other concerns, those of mobility in the occurrence.

This is marked by a record rise in transport prices between the various cities of the Kingdom. This is seen in transport via taxis between cities as Eid approaches. Already that the prices of bus tickets have recently reached record highs, big taxis are getting into it, much to the chagrin of users.

We imagine this situation never ceases to arouse the anger of citizens and particularly those wishing to go to their loved ones to celebrate the feast of the family sacrifice. Citizens longing to reunite with their families feel cheated by carriers speculating on high demand. Indeed, taxi transport prices have increased, not to say skyrocketed, particularly on certain lines with journeys not exceeding 250 kilometres.

On the line linking Marrakech-Inezgane for example, the price of the fare went from 130 to 150 dirhams, in a few days and this far from the prices set by the local authorities of each region. Professionals in the sector take advantage of the urgent need to travel to spend the Eid holidays with their families. Professionals justify this increase as a necessity to avoid the loss incurred due to a return to “empty”, although this is not legally justified.

In this context, Idriss Ahrir, from the Association of Professional Taxi Professionals of Kenitra, said: “Taxi fares are regulated by a global decision in each region, and are calculated according to the number of kilometers, but during holidays and other occasions when the mobility of citizens is at its peak, there is pressure. Solutions must be found“. Ahrir explained, in a statement to MoroccoLatestNews, that “the increase in fares for Eid al-Adha is due to the fact that the drivers refuse to carry out ‘loss’ runs”, explaining, “drivers avoid long queues because it is not profitable for them, as they return to the departure station without passengers. Also, they prefer to work on the lines.

Ahrir felt that the increased price of long-line fare drives drivers to prefer them, noting that “there is no law that imposes a specific line on the taxi owner“. Despite this, Ahrir acknowledged that the increase in tariffs on the occasion of Eid Al Adha and other occasions “is not justified, but there are circumstances”. He pointed out that the local authorities are aware of the increase applied, because the monitoring and control committees go to the stations to enforce the pricing by the drivers, but he stressed that they could not monitor all the stations. , hence the excesses on the part of professionals.


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