Transport Ministry bans opaque windowed cabs

Vehicles on the road of Male' | Photo: Corporate Maldives

Male’, Maldives – The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation of Maldives, today, has banned the operation of taxis with black or opaque windows in the country.

According to the statement by the Ministry, section 11 of the taxi regulation states that the windows of taxis operated in the country must be transparent enough for a bystander on the road to see the individual in the passenger seats.

It further read that despite this, many vehicles operated as taxis in the country do not comply with this regulation, and that such vehicles would be granted a six month period to change the windows to fit the requirements of the regulation.

Compared to the rest of the country, Male’, which is the capital city and also the most populous area of the island nation, has the most number of operational taxis in the country with several major taxi centers providing services round the clock.