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BJ taxi fuel surcharge increased two days ago

BJ taxi fuel surcharge increased two days ago

Old Apr 11, 11, 9:32 am
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BJ taxi fuel surcharge increased two days ago

It now costs Y2 (as opposed to Y1) for journeys greater than or equal to 3 km. While this isn't a big issue by any means, I just want to help you guys manage your blood pressure (y13 now = y15).

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Old Apr 12, 11, 12:03 am
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I think Shanghai's minimum fare is going up this summer too, not sure when. No gas surcharge though. Currently at 12 RMB for comparison for first 3km.
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Old Apr 12, 11, 2:32 am
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Ditto for Nanjing as of the previous Monday. Fares now start at Y9 with a Y2 fuel surcharge.
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Old Apr 12, 11, 8:22 am
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Outrageous. Here it is 5 rmb = 7 rmb.

2 rmb per km. The taxis are nothing like the ones elsewhere in China. It looks like dump yard cars from the 70s that has been half salvaged and other half made to work in an sweatshop somewhere in the wild west of China.

Forget about seat belts the taxi I got into the other day had a hole under the seat that my foot went through.
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Old Apr 12, 11, 8:32 pm
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Shimon, what city are you in? That surcharge is definitely only RMB 2 per journey, not per km. So if someone is trying to foist that on you they are scamming. My understanding is this government-mandated fuel surcharge is being rolled out nationwide...though I'm willing to stand corrected if somebody has better information. The basic taxi meter flagfall and other charges are city/local controlled, of course.
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Old Apr 12, 11, 9:25 pm
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Originally Posted by jiejie View Post
Shimon, what city are you in?
He made a typo. (No big deal.)

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Old Apr 13, 11, 4:03 am
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Originally Posted by jiejie View Post
My understanding is this government-mandated fuel surcharge is being rolled out nationwide...though I'm willing to stand corrected if somebody has better information. The basic taxi meter flagfall and other charges are city/local controlled, of course.
In the past taxi surcharges have always been a matter of local policy. For the time being, there is no official word in Shanghai on when and if a surcharge may be imposed. However, there is a program whereby taxi drivers can obtain government fuel subsidy.
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Old Apr 13, 11, 6:09 am
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
He made a typo. (No big deal.)

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Ah, typo might explain it. But I really wanted to know what city he was in, as it sounds from the condition of the taxi that wherever it is...inherited all those old 1.2 RMB Xialis that disappeared from Beijing streets a few years ago! I seem to remember sitting in a Xiali with the same hole in the floor.
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Old Apr 13, 11, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by jiejie View Post
I seem to remember sitting in a Xiali with the same hole in the floor.
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