SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Late-night taxi hailing fee is going to become more expensive starting this week.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport reported that night hailing fees will rise in accordance with government plans to alleviate nighttime taxi shortages announced earlier this month.
Starting in early November, additional fees of up to 5,000 won (US$3.52) will be charged to hail taxies between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. in the greater Seoul area.
Hailing fees will rise depending on demand, time frame and location.
Hailing a taxi at Gangnam Station, Seoul at midnight, for instance, will result in a maximum additional charge of 4,000 to 5,000 won.
Customers can decide whether or not to pay the extra charge to hail a taxi. Free hailing services will still be available.
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