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Commuters stranded in Mayaro as angry taxi drivers stage protest

Taxi drivers in Mayaro turned off their engines and staged a protest over the poor roads they have to traverse on a daily basis.

The action this morning, left commuters stranded.

The taxi drivers, who work the Sangre Grande/Mayaro route, expressed frustration over the dilapidated state of the temporary Manzanilla Bypass Road and the government’s failure to fulfil its promises.

The protest comes days after assurances were given by Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan, who said that reconstruction of the permanent Manzanilla/Mayaro Road would commence in six weeks,

On Friday morning at the junction of Peter Hill Trace, the taxi drivers staged a placard demonstration to voice their grievances.

The drivers claimed that the minister had not followed through on his promises, leading to financial strain due to frequent vehicle maintenance caused by the deteriorating road conditions.