13 Dec '11, 1pm

Mixed reactions by taxi drivers, commuters over fare revisions: SINGAPORE: Taxi drivers and passengers say they

SINGAPORE: Taxi drivers and passengers say they are in a difficult spot because of uncertainty caused by staggered announcements on taxi fare revisions. This comes after SMRT Taxis said on Monday it was following competitor ComfortDelGro's revised rates. ComfortDelGro's rates took effect on Monday, while rates for SMRT Taxis will start on December 20. Other taxi operators say they are reviewing the situation. When it comes to taxi fare hikes, it's clearly not a case of one-for-all, and all-for-one. Different charges by taxi companies mean some customers are cherry-picking their rides. Rajamanickam, Driver of SMRT Taxis, said: "I was queuing up one early morning around 6.15. There were two taxis in front which raised the price yesterday and my taxi was the third one. The passengers refused to take the first taxi. They come to my taxi and I told them, "Can you please take th...

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