Beginning this past Wednesday, Kunming taxis have once again begun adding a one-yuan fuel surcharge to all passenger fares.
For the last several months taxi drivers have been supposed to add 0.5-yuan gas surcharges to fares, with many drivers failing to do so, often due to an inability to make such small change. Prior to the 0.5-yuan surcharge there was previously a one-yuan fuel surcharge added to all fares in the city.
The Kunming public finance bureau also announced on Wednesday that it will provide 1.38 million yuan in fuel subsidies to the city's taxis, with each cab eligible to receive 201.4 yuan.
The fuel surcharges and subsidies are aimed at reducing the impact of rising gasoline prices on taxi drivers, who on the average are now paying more than 100 yuan more on gasoline each month than they were a few months ago.© Copyright 2005-2019 GoKunming.com all rights reserved. This material may not be republished, rewritten or redistributed without permission.