Transport Ministry increases taxi fares

Taxi captured driving on Majeedhee Magu in Male' City. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation officially announced increasing the taxi fares. 

In the statement by the ministry, it noted that the changes were due to the increase in fuel prices. 

Moreover, the statement detailed the new updated prices for taxi fares. 

Updated taxi fares:

  • Male, Hulhumale Phase I and Phase II: MVR 30
  • Male' to Hulhumale Phase I and Hulhumale Phase I: MVR 85
  • Male' to Hulhumale Phase II and Hulhumale Phase II: MVR 100
  • Male' to Hulhule and Hulhule to Male': MVR 70 
  • Hulhumale Phase I to Hulhule and Hulhule and Hulhumale Phase I: MVR 80 
  • Hulhumale Phase II to Hulhule and Hulhule to Hulhumale Phase II: MVR 85
  • Hulhumale Phase I to Hulhumale Phase II and within Phase II: MVR 40

Taxi drivers had previously protested expressing their concerns over the taxi fares. 

Moreover, some of the drivers have already started to charge above the government-set fares prior to this official announcement.