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5 taxi operators lodge fare changes with PTC, following hikes by CDG introduced 2 weeks in the past

FIVE taxi operators have lodged fare will increase with the Public Transport Council (PTC) and have intentions to boost fares in March 2022, a PTC spokesperson mentioned.

This comes after ComfortDelGro (CDG) introduced its first fare hike in a decade on Feb 8, 2022, explaining that it’s “mandatory to assist cabbies defray greater working prices ensuing from rising gas costs and inflation”.

These taxi operators embody Trans-Cab, Prime Taxi, Premier Taxi, Strides Taxi, in addition to impartial yellow-top taxi house owners, PTC mentioned in a media assertion on Friday (Feb 25).

The council mentioned it has famous the fare enhance of the operators and reminded them to tell commuters concerning the new fares not less than 7 days earlier than it’s applied.

Trans-Cab took out a discover in The Enterprise Occasions on Friday on its new fares, which might be efficient Mar 8. The revised flag-down fare for normal taxis will probably be S$0.20 greater at S$4.10, whereas every uptick in metered costs will probably be S$0.02 extra at S$0.24. Superior reserving price will rise to S$8 from S$6.50.

Limousine taxis is not going to be charging the next flag-down fare, however every uptick in metered costs may even go up by S$0.02 to S$0.35.

Taxi operators are required to tell PTC about fare hikes prematurely to permit for higher transparency and oversight, the spokesperson mentioned.

Prime Taxi has plans to standardise its flag-down fares for fundamental taxis at S$4.10, up from S$3.60 and S$3.80, mentioned Neo Nam Heng, the chairman of Prime Group, which owns Prime Taxi.

Prime Taxi metered costs will enhance by 2 cents to S$0.24 for fundamental taxis and to S$0.35 for premium ones, Neo informed The Enterprise Occasions.

CDG’s flag-down fares are estimated to be between S$3.90 and S$4.10 after the fare enhance, from its present vary of S$3.70 to S$3.90.

CDG’s metered costs will enhance by 2 cents to S$0.24 for regular taxis and three cents to S$0.33 for limousine taxis. All different fare tariffs will stay unchanged.

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