Beginning today, Kunming taxis will once again begin collecting a gas surcharge of one yuan on all fares to offset the recent rise in fuel prices, according to a Dushi Shibao report.
The Kunming municipal government's passenger management office said that since the more than four jiao increase in the price of gasoline at the end of June, fuel expenses have been increasingly eating into taxi drivers' revenues.
In the first half of this year, Kunming drivers received government subsidies of 298.6 yuan per car to mitigate rising fuel costs.
Originally the city government was considering a 1.5 yuan fuel surcharge, but drivers reportedly said that collecting the 0.5 yuan was difficult. As a result, the fuel surcharge was reduced to one yuan.
The new surcharge comes several months after the abolishment of the previous one yuan fuel surcharge, which had been enacted in November 2007.© Copyright 2005-2019 GoKunming.com all rights reserved. This material may not be republished, rewritten or redistributed without permission.