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  • Increase in cab charges

    did anyone see the article on the increase in cab charges? The increase is simply horrifying (to me at least)...

    I cant imagine how much it will cost now to take cab from shenton to woodlands or even Jurong during peak hours...

    Basic Fare: $2.80
    Increasing at: $0.20

    Peak Period: 35% of fare
    (Mon-Fri 7am-9.30am)
    (Mon-Sat 5pm-8pm)

    City Area Surcharge: $3
    (Mon-Sat 5pm -Midnight)

    Midnight Charge: 50%
    (12am onwards)

    Booking Fee
    (Peak) $3.50
    (Off peak) $2.50

  • #2
    Sigh. That's why I have been learning how to take bus recently.

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    • #3
      Is insane, already so difficult to flag a cab and still increase! Taxi is not affordable anymore! Take mrt/bus is much better or get a car!

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      • #4
        I totally agree its insane. Can u imagine u are practically giving $10 or more(including ERP etc) away before your butt even touches the cab seat.
        i'm going to hire my SO to be my "Johnny"

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        • #5
          1 question.. why doesn't the taxi companies reduce the rent of their taxis instead of increasing all these charges? in a way, many will think twice about taking a cab.. indirectly, the drivers are affected as well...

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          • #6
            yes.. and to add on crude oil prices has plunged.... why the increase??!!!!

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            • #7
              it is totally ridiculous. why cant the taxi company absorbs the cost?

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              • #8
                This is horrible... petrol increase cab fare also increase.... soon the public transport will increase again...

                seldom take cab, the most thrice per year...

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                • #9
                  i agree too... not that they provide exceptionally good service or what..

                  i guess i will have to stick to taking mrt or buses (where some drivers even greet you GOOD MORNING MDM.. when you get on)...

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                  • #10
                    i have ditched cab to take bus, train
                    and if i hang out late, i will take the NR

                    and now i have more reasons to go home early
                    save $$$ too

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                    • #11
                      i must thank my parents and myself. luckily i dont like to take cab nor stay out late. Imagine the amount thrown into cab.. its huge sum! Take train & bus better. Cabs are so difficult to flag, drivers are rude (for some) and worst if they purposely slow down the speed, cant find the destination and the fare :wow:

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                      • #12
                        i often see cabbies cruise around, waiting for calls, and even drive past taxi stands and treat the people queueing there as invisible.
                        and then they complain biz is bad.

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                        • #13
                          i'm puzzled. they increasing to 2.80 and saying its 20cents increase?

                          2 days ago i took comfort taxi, the meter starts from 2.70!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                          • #14
                            Living costs increasing day by day, the only thing that dont increase is our salary

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                            • #15
                              2.80 is only for the normal cab, imagine if you get the hyundai cabs or the mercedes cab, it's $3.00 for starting fare.

                              They said that the petrol prices are increasing that's why increase the cab fare.

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