Casablanca taxis have had a colour change and a long overdue upgrade. Under a scheme that allowed operators a cash bonus of 80,000 dirhams for trading in their old taxi for a new model, the first of the new vehicles have taken to the streets
|Out with the old...|
|...and in with the new|
Given the meaning of "Casablanca" it seems appropriate that the old red colour as been ditched in favour of white taxis.
On Tuesday, Khalid Safir, the Wali of Greater Casablanca, authorised the first 44 new vehicles owned by taxi operators who had qualified for the vehicle renewal premium.
The purpose of this operation is to encourage owners to abandon old vehicles and replace them with new models that meet new environmental standards and offer increased safety and passenger comfort.