MARAD issues new timings for water taxis

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File photo: The speed boat landing at Stabroek, Georgetown.

The Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) is notifying all water taxis, except those plying the Georgetown/Vreed-en-Hoop route, that they will now be allowed to operate from 6:00hrs to 18:00hrs, effective from Friday.

This will affect water taxis with and without sheds that are engaged in ferrying passengers.

According to a Department of Public Information release, water taxis that ferry passengers between Georgetown and Vreed-en-hoop will have an extended time to traverse on the Demerara River.

They will be allowed to operate from 6:00hrs to 20:00hrs, daily.

The notice, warns that failure to comply can lead to immediate revocation of operating licenses.

It also states that the operating time will remain in effect until otherwise amended by the Maritime Administration Department.

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