According to Irakli Khmaladze, Vice Mayor, Girchi’s initiative is not only misleading the society but violates the law and subordinates to administrative responsibility.
Based on the Vice Mayor, the transportation of passengers requires drivers’ licensing. Through renaming “Taxi” by - “Shmaxi” nobody has right to provide the passenger transportation service without having license, no matter how the service is interpreted.
When talking about the registered taxi the Vice Mayor mentioned that the number of A category taxi has practically doubled.
He also mentioned that the spread information on taxi reform postponing is not right and the taxi drivers are well informed that the second stage of the new regulations will become effective from October 1.