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Taxi fares higher on Eid Days in Kabul

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Taxi fares higher on Eid Days in Kabul

Kabul residents have complained about higher taxi fares on Eid days.

Majority of the residents cannot afford commuting by taxi on Eid days to visit family members and friends and have to wait long hours for public buses.

“My name is Tamim. On normal days, taxi fares range from 150 to 300 AFN. On Eid days, the fares jump to 400-500 AFN, which many families cannot afford. Many families cannot go out for this reason.”

“Public transportation is bad on Eid days. Fares are too expensive.”

On Eid days, people visit family members and friends and go out for picnics and sightseeing. Some people are unable to do so due to expensive fares.

Some taxi drivers, in response to people’s complaints, have said that they charge higher fares on Eid days, since they do not make much money on normal days.

“Since private cars work as taxis on normal days and hurt our business, we are obliged to make up for that loss on Eid days by charging a much higher fare.”

Some drivers, on the other hand, said that they have kept their taxi fares the same.

“I drive Townace, and I charge 10 AFN on usual basis. I charge the same on Eid days.”

This is not the first time people have complained about expensive taxi fares. They have approached the concerned officials for this regard, but the issue has not been solved yet.

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