Saudi Arabia permits taxi applications to operate under embargo controls



The Minister of Transport, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Transport Authority in Saudi Arabia, Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser, confirmed the issuance of approval to resume the work of public taxis with vehicle guidance applications, during grace periods in cities where the total curfew is not applied.

Some of these services have been suspended in the Kingdom since the beginning of dealing with the Corona pandemic.

The minister clarified with a press statement that a specialized work team included several parties put specific and codified controls for that to ensure that the highest safety standards are taken into account in order to protect the health of passengers and drivers, noting that the General Authority of Transport will announce these controls.

The Minister of Transport reiterated his thanks to the leadership of the Kingdom for agreeing to the work of taxi drivers with applications to deliver applications during the Corona pandemic period as an exceptional case in accordance with the requirements and requirements set by the relevant authorities to organize this activity currently and will be announced.

He stressed that these decisions come in appreciation of the leadership to develop private sector facilities whose work has been affected by precautionary measures to counter the emerging Corona virus, including fare sector facilities, and to support work in applications that deliver reliable requests in these circumstances especially in peak times.

Al-Jasser said: “We, in this blessed country and under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his Crown Prince, are working to manage this crisis with deliberate and correct steps in which all efforts of state institutions combine and integrate to form an ideal and successful model in crisis management.”


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