200 luxurious taxis for ‘prepaid’ taxi service at TIA

The Airport Passengers Transport Service Management Limited has brought into service 200 luxurious ‘Prepaid’ taxi from Sunday.

Passengers can use the taxi service to different places of the capital, surrounding district and other districts too from international and domestic airports of the Tribhuwan International Airport.

The price for using the prepaid taxi service has been fixed at Rs. 75 per kilometer.

Two hundred taxis of Ford and Maruti companies have been used for the service in the first phase. Six hundred million rupees have been invested to bring the prepaid taxi into operation.

The Limited plans to bring an additional 100 such taxis for the service in the second phase.

The new taxis now replace the taxis with green number plate that were providing service from the airport. However, the taxi drivers and entrepreneurs of the green number plated taxis have been associated with the Limited automatically.

Initiating the service at airport premises today, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) , Ratish Chandralal Suman, expressed the confidence that the service would be successfully in giving firsthand impression to the tourists landing at the TIA.

source: ekantipur, 05 Jan 2014

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