Amendments to regulate taxi activity and direct vehicles to raise the quality of services


The Public Transport Authority is working on comprehensive amendments aimed at regulating taxi activity and directing vehicles, to raise the quality of passenger transport services, create a suitable environment for investment, and raise operating efficiency to achieve the highest standards and safety requirements, and this comes within the framework of continuous development processes in various fields of transport. The new amendments included adding a paragraph No. (51) with the following text: “Shomoos: A central automated system for the national information network, through which information is transferred to the National Information Center through the networks licensed by the Communications and Information Technology Commission.”

demand for reimbursement

It also included the addition of a paragraph No. (5) with the following text: “Without prejudice to the authority’s right to impose the prescribed financial fine for the delay in renewing the license, it is allowed to submit the renewal application within a period of (12) twelve months from the date of the license expiry and the fulfillment of all its conditions during this period, Otherwise, the license shall be considered canceled.” It also included the amendment of item (third) to read as follows: “Without prejudice to the authority’s right to demand payment of financial fines (if any), the license shall be considered canceled if a period of (12) twelve months has passed since its expiry, or The liquidation of the company, whether by agreement of the partners, the expiration of its term, a court ruling, the death of the owner of the sole proprietorship, or the cancellation of the approval issued by the competent authority in the management of the airport.

Delay penalty

The amendments included adding a paragraph No. (4) with the following text: “Without prejudice to the authority’s right to impose the prescribed financial fine for delaying the renewal of the license, it is allowed to submit the renewal application within a period of (12) twelve months from the date of the license expiry and the fulfillment of all its conditions during this period, Otherwise, the license shall be considered canceled.” The amendments included the amendment of item (Second) as well as an amendment issued in paragraph (1) to read as follows: “The licensee must, in the event that the activity of the taxi intermediary is exercised outside the city subject of the license, or through another location in the city subject of the license Submit an application for a license.

Violation of late renewal

And amending the text of Paragraph (4) of the Article to read as follows: “The private car must be owned directly by the steering driver or authorized by a Saudi individual to drive it, or financed by one of the approved financing agencies, provided that he is the actual user of it.” It also included an amendment Paragraph (2) to read as follows: “Linking to the Shamoos system in the event of transportation between cities or outside the Kingdom, and amending paragraph (5) of item (Second) to read as follows: “Linking to the Shamoos system in the event of transportation between cities or outside the Kingdom, Adding a violation to the Violations Schedule No. (1) attached to the regulation with the following description: “Delay in license renewal” with a value of (5,000) five thousand riyals.

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