The Land Transport Authority will be conducting the taxi permit barrel draw for the Nadi and Lautoka Zones this Saturday at the Girmit Center in Lautoka from 10 am.
Following the successful review of the taxi permit applications by the Taxi Permit Independent Review Committee, LTA has notified the applicants on their application status by post and e-mails.
The LTA had called for taxi permit applications for the Nadi 1, Nadi 2 and Lautoka 1 transport zones from 31st May 2018 with accordance to Land Transport Public Service Vehicles mendment Regulations 2017.
The Land Transport Authority, Board Chairperson, Vijay Maharaj said that these were the first set of applications received following the uplifting of the taxi permit freeze in January 2018.
Furthermore, the applicants who have successfully qualified for the barrel draw have met the criteria for the new taxi permits.
For the Nadi and Lautoka transport zones, a total of 2,647 taxi permit applications were received.
However, after the review of applications by the Taxi Permit Independent Review Committee, a total of 2,536 applications met the criteria for the application and have qualified for the barrel draw this Saturday.
LTA has invited all the successful applicants to be present at the Girmit Center in Lautoka on Saturday in order to witness the transparency in which the taxi permits will be handed to the successful applicants through the conduct of the barrel draw.