Abu Dhabi: More than 100 taxi drivers on Monday protested over their working conditions.

They expressed discontent regarding long working hours, low wages and unfair treatment by their company. The drivers were asked to work for the Tawasul Transport Company in the new taxi project introduced last November.

According to a taxi driver, A.S., the free public bus transport introduced in Abu Dhabi has lessened the number of taxi passengers by a good 60 per cent.

A company spokesman said the allegations were incorrect and could be handled internally if drivers shared their problems with the company.