Private-hire operators may get licence to offer street-hail services

Unused private-hire cars at the Singapore Sports Hub last month. Industry estimates put the fleet of unused vehicles - mostly left behind by Uber - at over 2,000. Yet, to entice drivers, the private-hire sector has placed orders for hundreds of BMW,
Unused private-hire cars at the Singapore Sports Hub last month. Industry estimates put the fleet of unused vehicles - mostly left behind by Uber - at over 2,000. Yet, to entice drivers, the private-hire sector has placed orders for hundreds of BMW, Opel and Renault cars.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Hail a Grab or Gojek car on the street?

This may be possible down the road if private-hire operators apply for the new Street Hail Service Operator Licence (SSOL), or partner a taxi company to offer the service.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2019, with the headline 'Private-hire operators may get licence to offer street-hail services'. Subscribe