A Welcome Expansion of Kazakhstan’s Invataxi Fleet

photo: Kazakh Ministry of Transport

On 28 May, Kazakhstan Transport Minister Marat Karabaev and Astana’s Mayor Zhenis Kasymbek attended a demonstration of advantages afforded to citizens with special physical needs and impaired mobility by vehicles adapted to serve their needs.

Back in 2008, the Saby Charitable Foundation provided 16 Kazakh cities with a fleet of 62 Invataxis. Equipped with wheelchair-friendly hydraulic lifts, the specially adapted minivans have long facilitated travel for adults and children, opened up opportunities for work and study,  and contributed towards their social integration.

Since then, the Ministry of Transport in collaboration with local executive bodies,  has continued to expand the fleet across Kazakhstan and this year alone, the number of Invataxis operating in the capital has risen by 26 to 145.

A total of 119 Invataxi services with the combined fleet of 760 vehicles currently operate in the country’s regions.

 

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