Oh yes, I had been wondering why no one had questioned about the diesel levy. Seems like it has become a permanent fixture, hasn’t it? Or are they waiting for diesel prices to go down to sub-$1? While I do sympathize with cab drivers have to eke out their living, but increasing taxi fares through creative terms is definitely not the way to go.

What will they think of next? Location surcharge?

Here’s my point

THAT 30-CENT TAX

‘Time to stop the diesel levy.’

MR TAN SHAO KEN: ‘I think it’s time to stop the 30-cents diesel levy on cab commuters. ComfortDelGro stated that the levy was to decrease taxi drivers’ burden due to the inflation of diesel prices. Prices of petrol and diesel have dropped, so shouldn’t the levy be dropped, in fairness to commuters?’

Source: Straits Times Interactive, http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Story/STIStory_264658.html

Article extracted on 5th August 2008



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