Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site Map | Chinese
News | Biz | Pearl River Delta | Enjoy Life | Culture | Travelling | Pics | Cities & Towns | Gov Info | Specials
Home > News Brief > Guangdong
Shenzhen green taxi fare up by 1 yuan
Latest Updated by 2006-06-22 14:14:45
Related News
Guangzhou to see more new taxis
Guangzhou's fist taxi radio call station well received
Guangzhou surcharge to help taxi drivers
Guangdong News
China's latest bird flu patient recovering
Guangdong sees future in energy-saving products
Shenzhen green taxi fare up by 1 yuan

Shenzhen city's green taxis started to levy a one-yuan (US$0.12) fuel surcharge Tuesday, a direct fallout of gasoline prices being raised twice this year.

The city's pricing bureau said they made the move after considering the current revenue level of green taxis, which are limited to operating outside the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Green taxis used to charge seven yuan for the first two kilometers and 1.6 yuan for every additional kilometer, much less than the 12.5-yuan taxi flagfall and the 2.4-yuan charge for each additional kilometer by red and yellow taxis.

The pricing bureau also said yesterday there was no plan to raise the fares of red or yellow taxis.

The fuel surcharge is expected to increase the daily revenue of each taxi by about 30 yuan, but some drivers said that it was not enough to offset the fuel price hike.

"In order to make the ends meet, I have to earn 18 yuan an hour, but often I cannot make that much due to the high fuel prices. The one-yuan fuel surcharge cannot help much," said a green taxi driver surnamed Zhang.

Most of the taxi passengers outside the SEZ interviewed by the Daily Sunshine on Tuesday thought the one-yuan fuel surcharge was acceptable, saying they understood that the increases in fuel prices had placed additional pressure on taxi drivers.

The retail prices of most types of gasoline rose by more than 0.50 yuan per liter this year.

There are now 73 registered taxi companies in Shenzhen, of which 68 operate 10,305 taxis using more than 21,000 drivers. Of the total number of taxis, 1,800 are green taxis and 8,196 are red taxis that can run both inside and outside the SEZ, while the 309 yellow taxis are limited to operating inside the zone.

Editor: Yan

By: Deng Hanneng Source: Szdaily web edition
Previous:  Guangdong sees future in energy-saving products  Next:Shenzhen , HK to allocate funds for innovation

[Expat in Shenzhen] French music festival celebrated

Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities to open in GZ

[Group Photo]The Shenzhen Xiaomeisha Sea World

Fish and shrimp fry released

Nicole Kidman putting charity before cinema
This site contains material from other media for content enrichment purpose only.
The website do not endorse such content and do not bear the joint responsibility of their copyright infringement.
The views expressed in written material posted to the bulletin boards of are those of the authors and/or publishers. The website does not endorse information products posted by organizations and individuals here. The originators of these information products are solely responsible for their content.
For copyright infringement issues, you shall contact within thirty (30) days. Email:
If you find any error in this page, please drag your mouse to mark the text with error, then press "CTRL" and "ENTER", to inform us. Thanks for your help!
Home  |  About Us  |   Contact Us  |  Site Map  |  Chinese
©2005 WWW.NEWSGD.COM. All rights reserved.registered number 020074 Terms of Use | Advertise | ICP Certificate No.B2-20050252
Guangdong Gov Link
Guangdong Gov Brief
State Structure
Guangdong in Brief
Laws & Regulations
Exchange Rate
Guangdong Guide
Museum Museum
University University
Eat Eat
Shopping Duting
Night Life Night Life
Weather Weather
Phone No. Phone Num
Consulate Consulate
Airport Airport
Travel Tips Tours Tips