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CBD taxi rules adjusted to allow ease of picking up passengers

Published on Nov 23, 2012 1:23 PM

THE Central Business District (CBD) taxi stand rules have been adjusted to make it easier for taxi drivers to pick up and drop off passengers.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) decided to ease these rules as it had laid down a slew of other new standards that operators will have to meet by January. This includes taxis having to clock a certain mileage daily and having to ply during peak hours.

The easing of the CBD rule now means that taxis can now stop along all roads at all times, with a few exceptions.

They must still pick up passengers at taxi stands if the bus lane on the road is in operation or if they are plying along a handful of roads including Finlayson Green and Penang Road.

A taxi stand along D'Almeida Street in the Central Business District (CBD). With commuters often struggling to find taxis at peak hours, some drivers are illegally guaranteeing rides for extra cash. -- ST PHOTO : RAJ NADARAJAN
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