A Facebook user, Murugi Gan, shared how he took his elderly mother for her booster jab at JTVC and when trying to get a ride home, he noticed the different charges for PHV apps and street hail.
He said that he logged onto the Grab, Tada and Gojek apps to check the fares, and they all had surge pricings from $24 to $27.
He then flagged a taxi instead and at the end of his trip, his final fare came up to $5.85, much more cheaper than booking PHV rides.
Here is what he said
Took my mum to JTVC Sengkang for her booster vaccination, She is 71
Coming back waiting for cab, Logged into Grab, Tada n Gojek, All had surge pricing ranging from $24 to $27, at 940am on 26 July 22
Decided to book taxi instead, Couldn’t get any, Waited to flag down taxi, After 10min one came, Fare came up to $5.85
Why the huge difference between the hailing fares and street hail, Ridiculous