Oman cabbies await a shed for shade in Ruwi

by T.A. Ameerudheen
Photo - A.R Raj Kumar/Times of Oman
Taxi stand at Ruwi is progressing at snail’s pace but drivers and passengers hope that the much-awaited facility will bring in plenty of positive changes in the public transport system

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Oman accidents: Focus back on drivers after bus hits girl
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