Khartoum’s Old-Fashioned Yellow Taxis are Having Trouble Surviving

Mouad Boudina
Mouad Boudina
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Traditional yellow cabs, which have been in service in the Sudanese capital Khartoum since the 1970s, are increasingly in danger from newer forms of transportation.

Nowadays, a large number of customers use mobile apps to book taxi journeys. Whilst many are unwilling to give up, others are.

Since 1977, or almost 46 years, I have worked as a taxi driver. To combat us, a number of parties have introduced advanced vehicles. Taxis are still obstinate and will continue to be so.

Taxi drivers in Khartoum are renowned for their integrity, according to Mirgani Khalafallah.

Several residents think that these vintage taxis play a significant role in Sudanese daily life, despite the advanced state of disrepair of many traditional cars.

“I am confident that despite the development of contemporary modes of transportation, the old taxis continue to serve their duty and purpose,” remarked Abadi Wegiallah, a frequent user of yellow taxis.

Abdulmunim Mohammed, the leader of the taxi union, urged the government to update and modernize the taxis so they may keep up with the ongoing modernization of new car models.

“Since 1996, I have been a taxi driver. The cab won’t just vanish overnight; it will be in position till its due date. however, we want new vehicles since taxi drivers also struggle to support their children who are enrolled in basic, secondary, and university education “Abdulmunim Mohammed, the head of the taxi union, made this argument.

Mouad Boudina

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