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Friday 14 August, 2020

Taxi drivers to receive $750 fuel relief grant

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The Government has granted authorisation for the issuance of a Taxi Owners Fuel Relief Grant to mitigate the economic impacts faced by taxi owners as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Works and Transport in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance will issue a one-time payment relief grant to qualified, registered owners of operational H-Taxis only.

The amount approved for the grant is $750.

In statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Works and Transport said owners of operational H-Taxis are required to provide the following accompanying documents with a completed Relief Grant application form to the President of their respective Taxi Driver's Association:

• Valid identification card

• Copy of valid insurance certificate for the taxi

• Copy of inspection certificate for taxi for the period January 2019 to present (a copy of the inspection receipt will not be accepted)

• Copy of the certified copy of vehicle registration for the taxi

The deadline for the submission of applications is August 28.

Application forms can be accessed via the Ministry of Works and Transport's website www.mowt.gov.tt 

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