Yerevan taxi drivers start protests

Yerevan taxi drivers start protests

 

Over 100 taxi drivers have started protests at the government’s building against new licensing rules. They have blocked the nearby road with their cars, News Armenia reports.Vage Gabriyelyan, one of the demonstrators, said that the new licensing rules oblige taxi drivers to pay 12,000 drams. In reality, he explains, licensing will cost them over 30,000 drams because taxi drivers will need to pay for the license itself and for the meter, a gas license and other things.Deputy Minister for Transport and Communication Artur Arakelyan persuaded the protesters to choose five people who would discuss the problem with the authorities at the government.

 

Over 100 taxi drivers have started protests at the government’s building against new licensing rules. They have blocked the nearby road with their cars, News Armenia reports.

Vage Gabriyelyan, one of the demonstrators, said that the new licensing rules oblige taxi drivers to pay 12,000 drams. In reality, he explains, licensing will cost them over 30,000 drams because taxi drivers will need to pay for the license itself and for the meter, a gas license and other things.

Deputy Minister for Transport and Communication Artur Arakelyan persuaded the protesters to choose five people who would discuss the problem with the authorities at the government.

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