06 Dec '11, 11pm

Commentary: Will the taxi price hike bring better service?

If the latest round of price hikes by transport provider ComfortDelGro brings about a better cab service, there will be little reason to complain. Unfortunately I believe that will not be the case and the level of service will be, at best, no better. At the current level of fares and surcharges, many taxi drivers are picking and choosing their passengers. Logic says that if they can get more money for the same job, they are going to work less hard, not strive for better service. In any other place there would be such a hue and cry over the move by Comfort. As it is, cab rides here are not all that cheap - often more expensive than in Hong Kong. The flagdown here is significantly higher; in Hong Kong it is HK$18 (less than S$3) for the first two kilometres to our 1km. Oh yes, Comfort will reduce the peak hour charges from 35 per cent of the metered fare to 25 per cent, and ...

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channelnewsasia.com 05 Dec '11, 12pm

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