ComfortDelGro to raise its taxi fares come March 2022

PHOTO: Instagram/ComfortDelGro Taxi

Singapore's largest taxi operator ComfortDelGro has announced that it will be raising its fares starting from March 1, 2022.

The firm's first fare hike in more than a decade will come into effect on 6.00am on March 1, and will see flagdown fares rising by $0.20 across the firm's entire fleet of taxis.

This means the flagdown fare of the Hyundai i40 taxi will increase from $3.70 to $3.90, while that of Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq, Kona, as well as LimoCab and MaxiCabs will increase from $3.90 to $4.10.

There will also be a $0.02 increase for the distance-timed rates from $0.22 to $0.24 for every 400m (or 350m after 10km) for normal taxis, and a $0.03 increase from $0.30 to $0.33 for limousines.

Finally, a $0.02 increase from $0.22 to $0.24 for every 45 seconds of waiting time will be applied for normal taxis, and a $0.03 increase from $0.30 to $0.33 for limousines.

This adjustment means the fare for a 10km off-peak normal taxi trip is estimated to increase by 7.7 per cent or $0.84 from $10.98 to $11.82.

ComfortDelGro states that the fare hike has been undertaken in consideration of the adverse impact the Covid-19 has had on the income of its cab drivers, even with the Government's relief efforts and the $206.5 million worth of rental waivers that the company has been extending to hirers since the start of the pandemic.

Expect similar fare hikes to come from rival fleet operators soon.

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This article was first published in sgCarMart.