13 Dec '11, 6am

#Singapore: Taxi fare hikes: Readers call for boycott of taxi companies:

ComfortDelGro and SMRT Taxis are drawing a largely negative reaction from readers of The Straits Times Online after their recent fare hike announcements, with many readers calling for boycotts of the taxi companies. ComfortDelGro and SMRT had earlier announced revisions to their fare structures, which they said would help improve their cabbies' take-home income and defray rising operating costs. However, many readers were sceptical of their given reasons. 'To help the cabbies earn more, reduce the fixed cost rental rather than increase the fares!', said Goh Jane Lee in a post on The Straits Times' Facebook page. 'Why increase fares? If the management of Comfort is so compassionate, that's what they should do.' Firdaus Hashim agreed, but said it was too early to talk about the impact on taxi driver income. He added: 'Public transport companies will continue to raise prices ...

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