04 Jan '12, 2am

KNS: Prime Taxis says it had no choice but to raise fares as cabbies complained they were 'missing out' on extra income

KNS: Prime Taxis says it had no choice but to raise fares as cabbies complained they were 'missing out' on extra income

By Maria Almenoar, Transport Correspondent It was the last taxi firm still holding out against fare increases. Now, Prime Taxis has finally given in. The company will raise its prices on Friday. Prime said it had no choice because its taxi drivers had complained that they were missing out on extra income earned by drivers from the other companies. Background story WHEN FARES WERE RAISED Comfort and CityCab: Dec 12 SMRT: Dec 20 Premier: Dec 30 Smart: Jan 2 Trans-Cab: Jan 3 Upcoming fare revisions Prime: Jan 6 Yellow-top cabs: Jan 10 Background story RIGHT MOVE 'It has been confusing for customers. It is better that we're now in line with the 'big boys'.' Mr Lim Poh Wat, a Prime cabby 'We can't blame them,' said general manager Eric Ang. 'They feel like they are at the losing end when other cabbies can charge more.' Prime taxi drivers will head to workshops on Wednesday to h...

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