Hikes in taxi fares and surcharges, which began in April-May 2022 on the back of surging oil prices, are set to increase till June 2023.
These hikes, at the time, were said to be “temporary”.
The increase in distance-based fares for cabs means that passengers on regular taxis will continue to be charged 25 cents for every 400m travelled up to 10km, every 350m travelled after 10km, and every 45 seconds or less of waiting time.
This is up from 24 cents before the fare hike.
Besides distance-based fares, a S$3 hike to the surcharge on taxi rides taken from Changi Airport and a one-cent increase in distance-based fares for all cab rides will continue, despite the increase in passenger travel to and from the airport.
A S$3 location surcharge imposed since August on all taxi trips taken between 4pm and 11.59pm from the Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Night Safari will also continue.
The hike continues despite the price of petrol falling to their lowest levels since January 2022.
The popular 95-octane petrol is around S$2.68 per litre.
At its peak in the middle of the year, price of 95-octane petrol soared to around S$3.30 per litre.