KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has approved an increase for taxi fares, from RM2 to RM3 for the first three minutes, after which it is 10sen for every 115 metres.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abd Aziz announced the new fares on Thursday.
The fares are expected to come into affect next month, but no date has been specified.
The 50% surcharge after midnight still applies, but is now applicable at the time the passenger is left off and not when he or she is picked up.
Syed Nazri said a database on taxi drivers would also be set up to aid enforcement against errant drivers.
Express bus fares will also go up by 2sen per km, while stage bus fares in Kuala Lumpur will increase by between 25sen and 70sen according to zones.
Schoolbus fares in urban areas to increase from RM21.10 to RM27.43 for the first km and from RM1.55 to RM2.02 for every subsequent km.
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