Durban commuters breath big sigh of relief

Durban commuters breath big sigh of relief

Metro police say taxi services are operating in the city again this morning. 


Officers say services are running in all areas in eThekwini. 

Commuters had been left stranded earlier this week after the taxi industry stood-down after hundreds of vehicles were impounded on Sunday. 

Meanwhile, the provincial government and eThekwini say they will not heed to the call of the taxi industry's demands of releasing the remaining impounded vehicles for free. 

The Department and municipality have released a joint statement saying they are working to release the remaining 88 impounded taxis.  

Officials say the vehicles will only be released to the owners after the proper legal process is followed and fines are paid. 

Taxis will be released after a fine of R1 500 is paid when the owners present a valid route permit

A fine of R3 000 is being imposed if owners fail to produce permits.

(File photo: Gallo Images)

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