Grab-Uber stalled merger: Better ways to cultivate competition in taxi and private-hire market, say experts

Premier Taxi managing director Lim Chong Boo said taxi and private-hire operators should compete on pricing and service.
Premier Taxi managing director Lim Chong Boo said taxi and private-hire operators should compete on pricing and service.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - There are better ways to protect the interests of consumers and improve competition in the trade than impeding the Grab-Uber deal, according to experts and industry players.

Premier Taxi managing director Lim Chong Boo said ideally, app providers should focus on delivering a superior platform which matches supply and demand, while taxi and private-hire operators compete on pricing and service.

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