Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General, Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum yesterday handed over Priority Taxi Permits to 43 taxi operators at the Albert Park in Suva.
The new priority taxi permit system is implemented by the Land Transport Authority.
The A-G said the new system with specific criteria for taxi permits and introduction of zones brings about transparency and modernisation in the industry.
He said the system is also empowering, as priority is given to people from low income families.
The new permits are given to those applicants that applied prior to and during the taxi permit freeze in 2011.