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Taxi Drivers in Egypt to Call on Government to Raise Fares

Taxi Drivers in Egypt to Call on Government to Raise Fares

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Taxi drivers will call on Egypt’s Cabinet of Ministers to raise the fare’s initial charge from EGP 3 to EGP 5, along with an increase in the rate per kilometer from EGP 1.4 to EGP 1.75, in the wake of a surge in the prices of fuel.

On Thursday night, the government issued a decision to raise energy prices, affecting the prices of 80 octane gasoline, which increased to reach EGP 2.35 per liter instead of EGP 1.6, and 92 octane gasoline, which increased to EGP 3.5 instead of 2.6 per liter, while diesel increased to EGP 2.35 per liter from EGP 1.8.

Meanwhile, natural gas used for vehicles increased to EGP 1.6 per cubic meter instead of only EGP 1.1.

Salah Sedik, head of the White Taxi Drivers Coalition, told Aswat Masriya that the coalition was set to send a memo to the cabinet on Sunday.

He explained that the governorates are responsible for determining the taxi fares.

“Given that fueling up costs so much more now with the increase in the prices of octane and natural gas, we cannot continue with the current fares,” he told Aswat Masriya.

Sedik said that the hike in fuel prices is already causing problems between taxi drivers and passengers over fares, since they are yet to be officially amended by the government.

Taxi fares have not increased since June 2014 when the government raised it to EGP 3 as an initial charge up from EGP 2.5, and EGP 1.4 per km instead of EGP 1.25 following a previous hike in fuel prices.

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