The current acting secretary of the Economy, Marko Marković said that the Law on Road Traffic, which was in force since last year, in accordance with which a decision was made, limited the prices of taxi services, and drivers cannot determine them as before.
"Upon expiration of this law and ordinance issued by the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs, a pricing plan is foreseen for all taxi drivers. It is a matter of three tariffs – a daily one valid from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., a nightly scheduled for after 6 p.m., and freestyle, which is related to the rides outside the town," explained Markovic.
According to the decision, the minimum start price is 50 cents and the maximum one euro. The kilometer will cost a minimum of 0.70 cents and a maximum of 1.80 euros. Hourly waiting costs a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 euros. Markovic explains that the price of free rides is formed by the taxi driver, but in the way that does not lead to an unfavorable customer position relating to the first two tariffs.
"When it comes to illegal transport, most people think of taxi drivers from other towns who bring the clients to Budva and take the ride while in the town and they are under the control of the utility police. Their controls are subjected only to the vehicles with a taxi label so that they cannot stop the vehicle which transport customers who consciously agree to be driven in this way even if they know it is not a legal taxi service," Markovic says.
He points out that the new price list will be delivered to tourist agencies and hotels so that each guest is informed of how much they can pay for transport. Citizens can report any irregularities to the Utility police and the police at 067 111 988.
Text by CdM, on July 3rd 2018, read more at CdM