The gray market of taxi transportation in Chuvashia accounts for 80%
A number of carriers in the "shadow" taxi transportation market in Chuvashia is about 80%. This was reported by the Ministry of Transport of the republic.
On February 12 experts of the Ministry of Transport of Chuvashia together with the local Department of traffic police have conducted a raid to identify illegal taxi drivers in the Cheboksary district. Within an hour more than 20 vehicles were checked. One driver was arrested for the lack of license. The violator will be punished by Article 14.1. of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation (doing business without state registration or special permit).
Such raids are held regularly in Chuvashia. In the second half of the year more than 200 violations connected with illegal transportation were detected in the republic. 78 drivers were subjected to administrative responsibility. Two vehicles were arrested.
In total 27 legal entities and 697 individual entrepreneurs (724 carriers) provide passenger and luggage transportation services in Chuvashia and they have been issued with 1145 permits.
Earlier Pravda PFO, local e-media, had reported that a group of individual entrepreneurs in the city of Kanash, Chuvashia had organized illegal transportation on the intermunicipal bus route No. 9.