The study has introduced the main process for evaluating road passenger transport licensing system applicable in Mauritius. The organisation selected to provide the specific examples on the selected topic has been referred to Celero.
Based on the important discussions of the road passenger transport services licences are required for the individuals who are carrying more than 10 persons as hire or reward. This particular service has been further considered as per the “Health Service Executive or Department of Social Protection”. In case passenger carriage is not identified as the main profession then the individuals does not need license. For example the hotel with a bus making use of various complimentary services for providing to and fro services to various destinations to the guest does not need to have a license. This type of the stations is seen to be exempted from “Road Transport Act 2011” (Cledou and Barbosa 2016).
The important consideration for the license and passenger services is seen to be specified as per terminal points. The requirement for obtaining road passenger transport operator license has been considered with the requirements such as having professional competence, good reputation along with the appropriate financial position (Frankel 2014).
The various aspects of “The Road Transport Operator Licensing Unit of the Department of Transport”, “Tourism and Sport” are taken into consideration with licences such as “Road Haulage Operator Licences” and “Road Passenger Transport Operator Licences”. The vehicle removal is further taken into account with licensing terms. In addition to this, for possessing an operator license the transfer of goods for hiring and reward of the vehicle discerned with a maximum permitted limit of 3.5 tonnes (Mukherjee and Mukherjee 2013). The transportation of the passenger for higher reward of the vehicle passenger equipped is seen to be consisting of nine or more than nine passengers. The documentation process is seen to be approved by the terms and conditions under with “National Road Haulage Operator Licence”, “International Road Haulage Operator Licence” and “Bilateral Permit”. It has been further observed that Celero has including various considerations for adhering to the terms of road passenger transit and Road haulage. This particular aspect has been evident with several types of licensing terms as per mentioned under “National Road Passenger Transport Operator Licence”, “International Road Passenger Transport Operator Licence” and “Road Passenger Transport Operator Licensing” (Heywood and Wang 2015).
It can be concluded that license and passenger services is seen to be specified as per terminal points. The requirement for obtaining road passenger transport operator license has been considered with the requirements such as having professional competence, good reputation along with the appropriate financial position. It needs to be further understood that the licensing terms for road transport in Mauritius is evident with 1A. This application is valid for a time period of five years and the national road passenger transport is able to verify the operator license it has been entitled within the states.
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