Government to introduce new sanction on illegal taxi services
Budapest, March 7 (MTI) – The government is introducing another sanction for illegal providers of taxi services, the development ministry said on Monday.
As of March 11, parties found to be providing dispatcher services without a permit may be fined 300,000 forints (EUR 971), the ministry told MTI.
In February, the government amended a decree to allow officials to immediately remove and confiscate the number plates of taxi drivers who operate without the necessary permits.
The government will continue to monitor the effects of measures it introduces as part of its crackdown on illegal taxi services, while maintaining regular communication with representatives of taxi companies and taxi drivers, the ministry said. If necessary, the ministry will consider the introduction of further sanctions, it added.
The government supports legally operating, tax-paying taxi drivers, the ministry said in a statement.