"Spontaneous" taxi drivers to be removed from Astana and Almaty airport - MTC

Date: 08:14, 06-06-2014.

Astana. June 6. KazTAG - "Spontaneous" taxi drivers will be removed from the airports of Astana and Almaty in the result of work of taxi parks and qualified management, said Talgat Lastayev, deputy chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

"Standards are being introduced. By the end of the year the Airports of Astana and Almaty will pass standardization. Agreements with network companies have been concluded in Astana airport, there are cars, at the same time we are striving with these spontaneous taxi drivers, but with varying success for now. But, categorically, the parking is not free, separate places are not allocated for them, I think with arrival of qualified management the question will be solved,"  said Lastayev.

Representatives of several tour companies and authorized associations complained about the work of taxi drivers at the airportof Astana.

One of the taxi drivers gave a lift to a Swiss tourist from Astana airport to "Nomad" business center on the left bank of the Yesil river for 15 000 tenge plus $50, while the fare of official taxi is about 3000-4000 tenge.

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