SINGAPORE (Sept 10): Taxi operators and private-hire car firms who are interested in allowing their drivers to perform courier services on a limited trial basis can approach the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary told Parliament on Monday.

This was in response to questions from Ang Hin Kee, MP of Ang Mo Kio GRC and executive adviser to the National Taxi Association as well as the National Private Hire Vehicles Association. Ang had asked about the progress of calls by both associations to review regulations and allow drivers of such vehicles to provide courier services.

Dr Janil said the LTA will work with operators to assess the feasibility of a trial as well as ensure minimal impact on the availability of taxis and private-hire cars. More importantly, LTA will also ensure that commuter interests are safeguarded in the case of such a trial, such as ensuring vehicles have the appropriate third-party insurance coverage.

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