ComfortDelGro to increase taxi fares for first time in 10 years
The price hike is a response to rising fuel prices and inflation.
Transport company ComfortDelGro will be raising fare prices for its taxi service on Mar 1, in response to rising operating costs.
This is the company’s first price increase since December 2011.
According to ComfortDelGro, fuel prices have risen by 10 per cent within the last six months alone, and inflation has grown by almost 12 per cent since the company’s last price increase. The COVID-19 pandemic has also impacted cabbies’ income.
As of Mar 1, all ComfortDelGro taxis will cost an additional 20 cents to flag down. The flagdown fare of the Hyundai i-40 taxi will increase to $3.90, while LimoCabs and MaxiCabs will cost $4.10 to flag down.
Distance-timed rates will increase from 22 cents to 24 cents for every 400m for standard taxis, and from 30 cents to 33 cents for limousines.
For every 45 seconds of wait time, customers will be charged 24 cents, up from 22 cents. Limousine wait time prices will increase from 30 cents to 33 cents. All other fare tariffs will remain unchanged.
The estimated price for a 10km off-peak trip will rise by about 84 cents, or from approximately $10.98 to $11.82.