TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Riders caught off guard amidst cab fare hike

Charges increased by $2 for the flag fall.

According to a report from South China Morning Post, higher taxi fares came into effect on Sunday, with the flag fall for all cabs across the territory costing an additional $2. But many passengers appeared unaware of the move.

Passengers taking red urban taxis will see the minimum fare raised to $24, that of a green New Territories taxi to $20.50, and a blue Lantau taxi to $19. One taxi driver of 14 years said only one out of five passengers she drove on Sunday morning was aware of the fare rise.

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