Govt okays mobile-based fare meters in taxis

Muscat: The Ministry of Transport in Oman has issued a decision allowing the authorized public transport (taxi) companies to replace the fixed fare meters with advanced mobile-based systems or devices.

The Ministry of Transport on Tuesday said the decision comes within the framework of the efforts made by the ministry to regulate the public transport sector in the Sultanate in accordance with the specifications and procedures set by the Land Transport Law and its executive regulations.

The decision stems from the ministry’s keenness to upgrade public transport services in accordance with international trends and utilize modern technology to improve customers’ experience.

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