Trinidad Express / Some PH taxi drivers are taking advantage of the rising flood waters along Mosquito Creek, South Oropouche, by charging higher fares.

For almost three days flood waters had claimed the roadway linking San Fernando to the south western peninsular.

The waters subsided on Sunday making it accessible to the motoring public.

On Monday, some commuters were told they would have to pay an additional $1 to get to San Fernando.

The Express was told that some PH drivers charged passengers $11 from La Brea to San Fernando. 

The National Infrastructure Development Company (Nidco) stated that four pumps were installed at the site to pump out the flood waters on Sunday.

But by 10.30am on Monday, the flood waters began to rising again.

The rising waters caused a traffic gridlock as motorists crawled along the roadway. Other motorists opted for alternative routes.


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