Kabul: The General Traffic Police Department of the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior Affairs has announced a new color scheme for Taxi cabs operating in the country.
Hasibullah Mujahid, the head of the General Traffic Police, announced the start of the process to change the color scheme of city taxis at a press conference on Tuesday, May 9.
He stated, “In the past, the color of taxis had no standard or specific code, but the new color scheme has a specific code and is registered in the international convention.”
According to him, changing the color scheme and implementing biometrics for taxi drivers will significantly reduce crime levels.
Mujahid also mentioned that taxi colors will be adjusted according to cities and rural areas within the next three months.
The Taliban’s traffic police statistics show that 20% to 30% of transportation in Kabul and other provinces are currently done by taxi, while 70% to 80% is done by private vehicles.
Taxi drivers have expressed their concerns, stating that the color of taxis has been yellow for decades in the country and they cannot afford to change it in the current circumstances.