Some drivers on the Kabul-Logar highway complain about the transportation department's increase in taxes.
According to them, the cost of renting cars has increased as a result of the rising prices of fuel on the one hand, and the high taxes on the other.
"Tire costs are high, just like fuel prices are high. A tire was 10,000 in the past, but it is currently 18,000 today. Everything is pricey and not covered by the fare,” the driver Haroon said.
"The fare is 180 Afghanis, but we only receive 150 Afghanis, as specified on the bill. We cut it even up to 120 afghanis in case the people don't have it,” said Sayed Ahmad, another driver.
Despite the country's reduced fuel prices, some Logar residents complain that renting a car on the Kabul-Logar route is still too expensive.
"While the cost of fuel has decreased from 110 Afghanis to 76 Afghanis, the fare has remained at 150 Afghanis. It is not good,” said Asif Khan, a resident of Logar.
"We ask them to reduce the fare because people's economies are growing worse day by day,” said Nazir Ahmad, a resident of Logar.
According to representatives of the Logar transport department, the tax and fare bill regulations are the responsibility of the Ministry of Transport.
"It is not within our authority to raise or cut the fare. We carry out our actions in accordance with the ministry's regulations,” said Mohammad Omar Rohani, the managing director of Logar's transport division.
"One challenge in Logar is the lack of a government terminal," said Mumtazuddin Bahich, who is in charge of directing and regulating Logar stations.
However, several Logar locals said that nothing has been done in the previous 20 years to regulate rents, taxes, and passenger cars and taxis in the province.