The Kabul Traffic Directorate said that it plans to change the color of city taxis from yellow to bright turquoise.
The director of planning and policy of the Kabul Traffic Directorate, Abdul Wadood Khairkhwah, said that the Cabinet of the Islamic Emirate approved the plan to alter the color of taxis and will soon put it into action.
"All the cars that are now yellow will be changed to bright turquoise, and then they will go through technical inspections once more and have their licenses renewed," Khairkhwah noted.
However, some owners of taxis said they lacked the resources to change the color of their cars.
"I don't think people can afford to paint their cars,” Abdul Mateen, a taxi driver said.
"When the business goes well. We will be happy if the color of the taxi changes and becomes clear,” said Mohammad Wali, a taxi driver in Kabul.
Kabul residents shared differing opinions over the changing of the color of taxis.
"This will reduce criminal offenses and security disturbances,” said Jamshid, a resident of Kabul.
"Taxis pay more taxes than private cars, so taxis should be the ones to operate,” said Nasratullah, a resident of Kabul.
Currently, private cars also transport passengers alongside taxis in the city, and the number of these vehicles has grown in Kabul over the past two years.
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