Impose BD50 fee on expat drivers in Bahrain says MP

MP Ghazi Al Rahma has presented a bill to impose monthly fees not exceeding BD50 on non-Bahrainis who are holding driving licenses and those who own more than one vehicle. The proposal is aimed at reducing traffic jams, encourage expats to use public transportation , combat the phenomenon of illegal taxis and increase the revenues of the state, he said.

The proposal is aimed at reducing traffic jams, encourage expats to use public transportation , combat the phenomenon of illegal taxis and increase the revenues of the state.

“In the Kingdom we have limited geographic space and high population rates. The increase of cars and drivers on the road have become a burden on the state and citizens and residents alike, as traffic congestions have become a serious concern, in addition to the budget of the construction, expansion, and maintenance of roads,” he said. “The estate has invested massively in the development of public transportation in recent years”.

“This proposal isn’t against expats or foreign investors. Their contribution to development is always appreciated. There are many who could afford it. The proposal specifies that the fees shouldn’t exceed BD50 and the government is at liberty to choose the fee,” the MP added.

Source Credit: DT News

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