Saturday, January 28, 2012

Back To Normal.

The increase in taxi fares has yielded an average additional income of about $20 to $30 for taxi drivers as far as I am concerned. This additional amount has been a great help in off setting the high cost of diesel fuel. For longer trips, an increase in the metered fare is more visible, whereas in shorter trips, the difference is quite negligible.

Nowadays, there is hardly any talk about the fare hikes and it seems like it is now generally accepted by commuters. Ever since the increase, I have had only three minor comments from passengers whom I sense are very occasional cab users. Anyway, it is good that the talk about the increase in fares has died down which makes both the drivers and passengers feel more at ease and comfortable during the trips.

Chinese New Year celebrations is still on and commuters are aplenty. I find it easy and not much of a hassle getting passengers which makes for pleasant workdays. Fridays and Saturdays are always very busy and hectic workdays for us and none would think much about resting or taking leave from driving. Today being a Saturday and I am already eagerly looking forward to start after a good day's rest.

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