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Latest taxi fare increase in Dubai hits drivers
Taxi drivers say the latest fare increase has cut into their tips and made it even more difficult to earn a decent monthly wage. The 6.8 per cent increase went into effect last Friday, after the taxi franchisees repeatedly complained to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) that increases in the price of fuel in April and August had increased operating costs.
Taxis go the extra mile to offer better services
Dubai taxis improved in terms of performance in the second half of 2009, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Monday. The total number of trips travelled by franchise company vehicles was in excess of 36 million during the final six months of last year; an approximate increase of 1.8 million trips compared to the first six months of 2009.