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Taxi fee for AC ‘not legal’


Taxi fee for AC ‘not legal’

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THE PRACTICE of some taxi drivers charging passengers for the use of air-conditioning services has been given the thumbs down by the Transport Authority.

When contacted by the SUNDAY SUN, director of the authority, Alex Linton, said taxi operators should not be charging passengers extra for the use of the air conditioning in their vehicles.

“That is illegal. In this day and age to be charged for AC is ridiculous. That is included in the cost of the fare. The argument is other entities or hotels who have arrangements might allow that charge to persist, but a hotel is not doing it as a taxi, they are doing it at a transportation cost,” he said.

The issue was brought to national attention recently, when sports journalist Barry Wilkinson made a complaint on social media.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.