The town hall of Crevillente plans to allocate 10,000 euros to help local taxi drivers cope with rising fuel costs following the outbreak of war sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Josep Candela, the councilor responsible for the mobility department, explained that this allocation was initially envisaged in the municipal budget to deal with the implementation in the municipality as a bonus for short journeys, such as the movement of citizens to Renfe station. .
However, given the situation generated by the war in Ukraine, it was decided to articulate aid for the group of taxi drivers, “as has been done with other sectors”, according to the adviser.
In Crevillente there are six licensed taxis: “Due to the uncontrolled increase in the price of fuel due to the war in Ukraine, we have estimated that the aid is without compensation this year, in order to support an important sector to continue to provide the service”, affirmed Josep Candela after having held a meeting with the taxi drivers during which the draft of the new ordinance on taxis adapted to the current regional legislation was also approved, where the rights and duties of this service are marked.