The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) in a statement today said it has taken action to get relevant laws amended in consultation with the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Ministry of Transport.
Upon finalisation, the proposed amendments will be presented to the Cabinet prior to the Bill being tabled at Parliament for approval.
This is expected to be concluded by the first quarter of next year.
Once the amendments to the law are passed by Parliament, SPAD will then implement and regulate the e-hailing system.
Meanwhile, in executing the Taxi Industry Transformation Programme (TITP), SPAD has immediately implemented measures which do not require amendments to the law by Parliament, namely the liberalisation of taxi permits to individual drivers under the Pajak contracting model.
With 1,600 applications to date since September 1, SPAD said this initiative continues to be well-received by taxi drivers as it provides successful applicants the liberty to decide on the business model that best suits them for “better control of their economic destinies.”