Sanya taxi flag-down fare rises starting September 1st
According to the Sanya Price Control Bureau, the new taxi flag-down fare was officially increased from 5 yuan to 8 yuan starting September 1, reports xinhuanet.com.
Under the new adjustments, the basic taxi fare in the city will increase from 5 yuan to 8 yuan within a single zone (2 km of less). Passengers who need to travel above 2 km will see their fare rise one yuan per 500 meters. A surcharge of 5 yuan during National Day and Spring Festival holidays has been canceled. The price adjustment was decided following a public hearing held in mid-June, the authorities said. All adjustment work of the meter readers on taxis will be finished by September 3, 2011.
Meanwhile, 150 new taxis will be added to relieve the difficulty of finding taxis in the city. According to relevant regulations, these taxis are only allowed to operate within the downtown center.