The Head of the Land Transport Union Bassam Tlais revealed on Monday during a press conference that the union has agreed with “Coral” company on dedicating a gas station in Raouche for public transport drivers in Greater Beirut.
Tlais said: “It is very sad that the land transport sector is looking for solutions to the crisis facing public drivers, instead of the government’s which is responsible of bringing solutions for all citizens.” He added that the initiative that will kick off as of Monday, will continue until the crisis is resolved. Public transport drivers will be able to fill their vehicles starting from 6 am until 6 pm.
Tlais said that the union have assigned colleagues from the union to monitor the process, and to ensure the regularity and legitimacy of the vehicles, including the license for practicing the profession and the car card. “Mistakes are unacceptable, and drivers are allowed to full their car tanks only not gallons, especially that the Minister of Interior circulated to the governors and stations to prevent gallon filling,” he said.
Tlais said that the process have started today from Raouche, but it was agreed with the Coral administration that it will be applied on all Lebanese territories, within few days.”
The step today is limited to gasoline but the union will discuss later the possibility of providing diesel for vehicles that work on diesel. Tlais said that for the first stage the union agreed with Coral on filling a lump sum of 50,000 LBP for each car , and later we will be discussing the possibility of filling the entire, and there will be more than one station in Greater Beirut.