K600 per kilo set to equalize taxi fares

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City taxies are seen operating in Yangon.

Joint Secretary U Lyan Cing Mang of the Yangon Region Private Transport Supervision Committee said that K600 per kilometre has been designated to standardize taxi fares.
After discussions among members of the City Taxi Association in the third week of June, they agreed to set K1,500 once the passenger gets on the taxi, and K600 for each kilo ride for the convenience of both taxi drivers and passengers.
“Now, it was announced on 23 June to let the public know that if passengers hire a taxi, they can pay in kilos. Travellers need to know how much the price is per kilo, and they also need to know how far they can travel in kilos. Therefore, to know the kilos, they have to ask the taxi driver for the kilos on the dashboard in the car,” U Lyan Cing Mang elaborated.
“Currently, the taxis operating in Yangon are City Taxi vehicles that use CNG, gasoline, and diesel, so taxi drivers who use gasoline are asking for more fares.
“CNG drivers also have to wait in line and ask for a fare just like the taxi drivers who use gasoline as an excuse to fill up with CNG.
“There are those who note that this linear setting is good”, he stated. He added that the companies that provide services through the application will only charge the rate set now.
There are more than 60,000 taxis in Yangon Region, but currently, only 30,000 are registered as “City Taxi”.
Vehicles that are not registered as city taxis will be banned from entering restricted areas such as airports for security reasons, according to the Yangon Region Transport Committee (YRTC). — GNLM/KZL

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