28-10-2016 by redazione
In the next future the petrol old-fashioned Tuk Tuk will probably disappear from Malindi and the Kenyan coast. Initiatives, the market shift and regulations from various quarters in the Kenyan society lead in this direction.
When they arrived from India, in the early years of the new millennium, to the viability of Kenya it was a half-revolution. It did not seem true that disappeared the old dilapidated taxis which often left on foot or lacked in suspension, with temporary seats and rarely air conditioned.
The apecar of Piaggio or subsidiary Indian Mahindra were all new beautiful and colorful, and they were not even thousands.
Today not only are too many, but many are the same ones who came fifteen years ago, with their beautiful problems.
In Mombasa, to avoid the problems of traffic and pollution, taxi companies low coast "on demand" have had facilities for licensing and are applying competitive prices not only on small collective means (From Dalla, the minimatatu who are active in Tanzania for years) but also on normal vehicles. Thirty-five shillings per kilometer is the Uber rate. A tuk tuk is fixed at fifty, but of course the price may vary if to rise sull'apecar is a Mzungu. But it is not only a discourse of prices, in the transformation of the desired tourist towns by the Ministry of Tourism and as part of research carried out on behalf of KTB, it emerged that the tuk tuk gasoline are not only harmful to the environment, but produce noise pollution. The bill will then be focused on the scrapping of old models, also judged unsafe, instead of the new ones and silent, but especially with incentives to switch to electric ones, which can be recharged much like a cell phone. In Malindi is already active prikmo dealer on Lamu Road, and already a dozen vehicles roam the town. Also in this case the prices will remain competitive. China then could also arrive early electric taxis on four wheels and collective means. This may be the desired revolution by the agency that deals with reshape tourism in Kenya, in order to create attractive places from the standpoint of comfort and relaxation.
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