Mizoram government has decided to introduce two-wheeler taxi service in the capital city for the first time, an official statement said.
The statement said that the decision was taken at the meeting of the State Transport Authority (STA) and any scooter or motorcycle, not older than two years can be used as a taxi after being issued a permit.
The two-wheeler must be 125 cc or above and the driver should wear a yellow helmet (headgear) with ‘Taxi’ clearly written in red colour on the front side while the registration plate should also be of yellow colour.
The introduction of two-wheeler taxi was decided to ease traffic congestion in the city and facilitate the Aizawl citizens to move faster in the traffic snarl.
The STA also decided that autorickshaw service would be restricited to the outskirts of Aizawl city and they would not be allowed to enter the city proper.
Public service vehicles — bus, maxicab, taxi, autorickshaw and two-wheeler taxi — would not be allowed to ply after ten years of public service but replacement would be allowed, the statement added.