Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Taxi fares increased - So how are you going to commute !!

ComfortDelGro did it !!

Now it is SMRT's turn from 20 dec 2011.
SO it is $3 from $2.80 for standard taxis
$3.40 from $3.20 for an Epica/Azera taxi

If you want go more luxuriously then pay $3.90 for the Mercedes, London, Ssangyong and Starex cabs.

Distance-based charges will increase by between 2 cents and 3 cents per kilometer, on the average.

Booking fees for standard taxis will be $3.30 but bookings for Mercedes, London, Ssangyong and Starex cabs will soon cost $10.

Extra charges :

1) Lowered peak hour surcharge: From 35 per cent of metered fare to 25 per cent of metered fare, Mondays to Fridays (6am to 9:30am) and Mondays to Sundays and Public Holidays (6pm to midnight).

Note the longer duration - it will start an hour earlier, at 6am from Mondays to Fridays and run from 6pm to midnight all week, including Sundays and public holidays.

2) $1 public holiday surcharge is removed

3) $3 location surcharge to Marina Bay Sands shortened from 6am to midnight, to 6am to 4:59pm on Sundays and Public Holidays.

4) $2 per additional passenger for Ssangyong and London Cab fleets, from current $2 flat rate.

I think my commute by taxi will surely go down. I would be going out for lunch rather than for dinner with my family. I will have to shop nearby frequently and take a shopping cart. But are the buses and trains going to get more crowded now !!

Oh my god ! That is worse , let's see ..

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