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Taxi fare hikes set for Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung in October

Taxi fare hikes set for Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung in October

Taipei, Sept. 4 (CNA) Taxi fares in Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung in northern Taiwan will be increased for the first time in seven years on Oct. 1, when they are expected to rise by around 14 percent on average, the three municipalities announced Friday.
They said the existing NT$70 (US$2.22) fee for the first 250 meters will remain unchanged, but the NT$5 currently charged for every additional 250 meters will be collected every 200 meters in the future.
Also, the amount charged on the meter when a taxi sits idly in traffic will be adjusted to NT$5 for every 80 seconds rather than the current NT$5 for every 100 seconds.
Passengers who take the taxi between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. will continue to be surcharged NT$20 for late hour services.
The cities estimated that the average fare hike would be roughly 14 percent.
However, since it is impossible for all taxis to upgrade their meters by Oct. 1, those using old meters will remain charging based on the previous scheme even after the new measure takes effect, they said. (By Huang Li-yun and Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-21 19:21 GMT+08:00