13 Dec '11, 12am

Taxi fare hikes: Earnings flat or lower, say ComfortDelGro cabbies

Taxi fare hikes: Earnings flat or lower, say ComfortDelGro cabbies

There were shorter waiting times for taxis yesterday as ComfortDelGro's higher fares kicked in. Passengers avoided taking taxis, with some even avoiding taking Comfort ones, said taxi drivers. But drivers and analysts expect demand to return to normal as people get used to the new fares. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE By Royston Sim & Fiona Low Some ComfortDelGro taxi drivers said passengers avoided taking their cabs on Monday when fare revisions by Singapore's largest taxi operator rolled in. But they added that demand should return to normal once people get used to the new fares which the company said would help address a growth in taxi demand in the evening and on weekends. ComfortDelGro cabby Lee Boon Hong said some customers opted to flag down taxis from other companies instead. 'I trust my company and believe they have done the necessary research. They are the largest taxi...

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