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Taxi drivers demand higher bus fares

June 1, 2011

There are some local news stories that benefit from some additional reporting, and others that just don’t.  Welcome to the slightly mad logic of Cypriot taxi drivers.

FAMAGUSTA taxi drivers yesterday demanded publicly-run buses raise their fares and reduce their frequency of operation, among others things, to save themselves from going bust, irrespective of what was best for the consumer.

The taxi drivers blocked the Ayia Triada roundabout, in Protaras, for five minutes to protest the “dire financial situation they have been in for years”.

And they warned of “stronger measures” if their demands were not met.

Union representative Kyriacos Moustakas, said the taxi sector’s problems were chronic, adding that the operation of buses further worsened the bad financial conditions of taxi drivers in the area.

He said that the new bus system, “the frequency and cheap fares, became the reason taxi drivers were unable to earn a day’s wage.”

The full story is here at the Cyprus Mail.

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One comment

  1. mirela, ноември 20, 2012 в 1:57 pm perkektno pet taxi ina4e da hodq na manatia si izvan sf ne stava ako 4ovek nqma kola a i d aima z akvo 6e se razkarva az moito zlato ne bih go ostavila na hotel ne za drugo ami to e tolko 4ustvitelno hem e sviknalo smao po cql den v ka6ti no vednaj kato zaminahme neotlojno v provinciat aza den i polovina hem na balkona mu bqh ostavila vsi4ko neobhodimo to miloto nito be6e qlo nito pilo voda ni pi6kalo ni akalo .a ne posmqh da go ostavq v staqta poneje kato me nqma tolko vreme moje da poludee i da izgrize si4ko ili da pikae nasqkade:( po dobre da se plati na sased da go naglejda vednaj dnevno daje da ne go razhojda otkolkoto hotel opredeleno jivotinkata ako e 4ustvitelna 6te si pomisli 4e q izostavq6



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