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Sweep of taxis in Uzbekistan: activity of more than five thousand ”gypsy cabs” disrupted

The bodies of the State Tax Service in cooperation with the relevant organizations held 2775 control measures this year, in which 5490 illegal taxis were found, the press service of the State Tax Committee of the Republic reported to Uzbekistan Today.

Joint working groups formed of representatives of the competent authorities were formed to combat the breakers. Since February 15, this year, 47 groups composed of employees of khokimiyats, the Main Directorate of Road Safety (MDRS) under the Interior Ministry, the tax authorities and transport companies have begun to operate in the capital.

The total amount of fines collected from illegal taxi drivers amounted to 6.5 billion UZS this year. According to the law, private car owners who are detained in the illegal transportation will be fined from 20 to 100 minimum wages, and the company officials, whose employees are engaged in illegal transportation – from 50 to 150 minimum wages. Repeatedly violations will be punished by a fine of 25 to 75 minimum wages and deprivation of driving license for 5 years, or correctional labor for 3 years.

Due to development of the automotive industry in our country we have excellence in this field. And this, in its turn, is the criterion for development of additional networks, that is, activity of paid transport services to population.

In 2011 the government adopted a resolution, according to which every vehicle must meet the specific requirements. In particular, driver must have a licensed card, installed cash register registered in the state tax authorities and payment terminal for making payments via bank cards.

Today the number of transport companies in our country is more than 2473; 60.7 thousand vehicles, of which 31.4 thousand are up cars, are at their disposal. More than 90 thousand employees work in the enterprises of this industry.

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