20 Dec '11, 1am

ComfortDelGro taxi drivers say recent fare revisions still hitting their bottom lines

ComfortDelGro taxi drivers say recent fare revisions still hitting their bottom lines

While the disruptions to the MRT service have led to an increase in demand for taxis, ComfortDelGro taxi drivers say this is not significant and the recent fare revisions are still hitting their bottom lines. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN By Leonard Lim While the disruptions to the MRT service have led to an increase in demand for taxis, ComfortDelGro taxi drivers say this is not significant and the recent fare revisions are still hitting their bottom lines. Their daily take-home pay is down by about 20 to 30 per cent, they say. The number of advance bookings has also fallen drastically, with one taxi driver lamenting that on Sunday there were no calls by passengers for an early Monday morning trip to Changi Airport. 'We usually get around 15 to 20 such calls on Sunday nights, and can pick and choose,' said Mr Mayandee Vengadasalam, a taxi driver for the past 20 years. 'Even on...

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