Male City Mayor Adam Manik has reassured taxi drivers that they need not be concerned about trials of a bus service, reports Haveeru.
“Everyone’s not a millionaire. An affordable mode of transport should be available for the some 150,000 people living in Male’,” Haveeru reported Manik as saying.
“On the other hand, people who use cars are those who want to go directly to their homes. So taxi drivers shouldn’t be worried about that,” he said.
Manik said environmentally friendly buses would be introduced pending a six month trial of a bus service in the capital.
“In our efforts to become carbon neutral we need to reduce the number of fuel-powered vehicles,” Manik said.