Taxi Driver Who Charged Excessively for Ride Banned from Work

By , 31 May 2018, 11:19 AM Business
Price lists must be respected (illustration) Price lists must be respected (illustration) Vuk Lajovic

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The Utility Inspection and the police have forbidden the company from Pljevlja "Mili company" to engage the vehicle with plates BD 217 and to driver N.C. further work in the future, after the traffic inspector stated that two weeks ago he charged 28.95 euros to tourists for a distance of 3.8 kilometers long - from Budva to Bečići.

The Mayor Dragan Krapović confirmed that they identified the driver and the association he belongs to and estimated that they had made a severe violation, caused great damage and compromised the reputation of Budva as a tourist destination. He stressed out that they tried to find the guests who suffered the discomfort in order to "personally apologize" and to offer that the municipality pays for their stay in Budva, but they did not succeed in that intention. "In future, if any taxi driver or association makes such a violation, we are determined to immediately deprive them of licenses, and they will no longer be able to carry out this activity in Budva. The new administration immediately set off to repair the chaos they found in the taxi associations. We did not release any new licenses, and there are less vehicles now than before. This happened at the beginning of the season, so we will have the most severe sanctions in the future for this kind of obstruction. "Krapovic called on all state bodies - the Police Administration and Tax Administration to cooperate and jointly address this problem, because the town administration is "determined to make order in the public taxi lines in the shorter period possible."

Start from 50 cents to 1 euro

Due to the urgency, but also the inability to hold a session of the local parliament, since the independent delegate Stevan Džaković has refused to provide a quorum for five months now, Krapovic made a decision yesterday about the prices of the taxi transport services.

The decision in which "Vijesti" had insight predicts three tariffs – daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. a night and lump sum rate for a scheduled ride.

"Within each tariff there is a minimum and maximum price determined for each service. The minimum start price is 50 cents and a maximum 1 euro. The minimal price per kilometer is 70 cents and a maximum of 1.8 euros.

The minimum waiting price is six euros per hour, and a maximum 12 euros per hour. The cost of arrival at the address as well as luggage transport is not charged. The driver may, at the request of the passenger, agree on a lump sum price for a pre-determined route. "

Text by Vuk Lajovic, on May 30th 2018, read more at Vijesti

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