200 extra taxis are being proposed in Sanya to relieve the demand pressure, according to a public hearing on taxis increases held on June 24, reports hainan.net.
Figures from local government data showed that the vacant rate of taxis has varied from 30% to 50%, which is lower than that of other cities.
Since 2003, taxis are still in short supply as the annual volume of tourists has increased greatly. Many local residents have been complaining about the shortage of taxis in the downtown center.
Due to the low flag-fall fare of a taxi in Sanya, many taxi drivers prefer to stay at hotels or scenic spots to pick up passengers, which leads to the difficulty of finding a taxi in the city center.
The coming taxi reinforcements will go through public enquiry and bidding, according to the Sanya Bureau of Traffic Transportation.
Translated by WOS Team
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