The Taxi Transport Regulation Centre, set up through a law issued by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi Emirate, yesterday outlined plans to phase out the city's existing taxis and introduce a new system.
Khalid Saleh Al Rashedi, general manager of the centre and senior project manager at the Mubadala Development Company, said open tenders would be invited from companies to bid for the management of the new system."We will ultimately have five to seven companies selected to operate the services in the emirate. The target is to announce the companies by the first quarter of 2007 and to start operations by the third quarter of the same year," he said.
The criteria for recruiting drivers will be simple. All the current taxi drivers will be invited to attend a training course to help meet the criteria. Whoever successfully completes the training course will be recruited. They have to be well-versed with the geography of the emirate, in addition to having a basic knowledge of Arabic and English. All these drivers will be given a fair chance.
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they look cool man...they need a kool cash tho ...but i heard their not tht expensive...kinda like the old ones or a bit expensive...AD is growing up fast man ...thts kool!!! hope they'll give away cars for free soon