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Macau government to strengthen taxi crackdown during Golden Week

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) said in a statement on Monday that it will strengthen its ongoing crackdown on rogue cabbies during the National Day Golden Week holiday which beginson Thursday. The statement said the bureau was expecting an influx of mainland visitors during the mainland’s National Day holiday on October 1-4. The bureau said that […]

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:52 am

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) said in a statement on Monday that it will strengthen its ongoing crackdown on rogue cabbies during the National Day Golden Week holiday which beginson Thursday.

The statement said the bureau was expecting an influx of mainland visitors during the mainland’s National Day holiday on October 1-4.

The bureau said that in anticipation of the expected rise in demand for public transport it had already spoken to the police and bus companies about the issue.

According to the statement, the bureau and the police will dispatch more officers to the taxi stands near the city’s immigration checkpoints, as well as to notorious rogue taxi hotspots and busy tourist areas to weed out violators, such as those overcharging or refusing a pickup.

The statement also said the city’s three public bus companies will increase the frequency of their buses connecting the city’s immigration checkpoints with tourist areas. The bureau estimates that 330 more buses will be in service during the Golden Week.

In addition, the part of Avenida da Amizade near Praça do Lotus Dourado (Golden Lotus Square) will be closed to traffic starting today until the evening of October 1.
(macaunews/ macaupost)

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:52 am

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