According to the new rules, the owners of public shuttle buses in Turkmenistan must obtain a license to carry out passenger transportation. This was announced on January 11 by Turkmenportal with reference to the Transport and Communications Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers.
To obtain a license, a legal entity, regardless of the organizational and legal form and type of ownership, as well as individuals registered as individual entrepreneurs and carrying out entrepreneurial activities without forming a legal entity, must send by mail a package of documents listed on the agency's website. In the letter, you must indicate the number of the licensee, to which the SMS notification will be sent. Sending documents by mail is free.
To obtain information on admission to a licensed type of activity or on the reasons for refusal is offered on the official portal of public services e.gov.tm.
As Chronicle of Turkmenistan previously reported , on November 8, private minibuses (fixed-route taxis) were banned from running between Ashgabat and the nearest settlements. Previously, they traveled to Bizmein, Gokdepe, Anau, Yashlyk and other villages, and were popular among the population. The bus traffic interval was 4-5 minutes, which was convenient for residents of the regions who went to the capital in the morning to work or study, and returned home in the evening.
Now only passenger buses run in these directions at intervals from 30 minutes to an hour.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan