Qatar’s Karwa taxi service will reportedly be run entirely by private firms by 2017, as state-owned Mowasalat withdraws to operate solely as a regulator.
A total of six taxi firms are expected to take over Qatar’s privatized taxi service, which operates under the brand name Karwa and has been run by Mowasalat for the last decade, Doha News reported.
In January, it was reported that the number of taxis in service in Qatar will skyrocket by one-third this year after the approval of two new franchises.
Al Million and blue-roofed Al Ijarah currently operate taxis in Qatar, in addition to the state-run Karwa cars and Mowasalat is reportedly currently looking to tender contracts for another two firms.
The proposal will involve a law change and was in a report that had been referred to the Council’s Finance and Economic Affairs committee earlier this year.