12 Dec '11, 6am

Comfort cabbies report a dip in passengers as the taxi fare hike kicks in. Could you hail a cab today?

SINGAPORE - Taxi drivers of ComfortDelgro observed a drop in passenger numbers, as revised cab fares kicked in today. The changes include an extended peak hour surcharge from 6am to 9.30am. Previously, the surcharge started an hour later at 7am. Cabbies said there were 20 per cent fewer passengers during the extended hour. But they noted that this is not an accurate reflection of numbers, as December is the school holiday period. Some added that passenger trends should firm up by January, when more customers return to work. Channel NewsAsia also spoke to commuters who alighted at the Central Business District, who said they did not see a huge difference in their fares. CHANNEL NEWSASIA

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