Sharjah taxi fares may increase or decrease according to July fuel prices - GulfToday

Sharjah taxi fares may increase or decrease according to July fuel prices


Union taxis queue up at a service depot in Sharjah.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA) announced the amendment of the taxi meter tariff, as of July 2022, in implementation of the decision of the Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), and in confirmation of the SRTA's keenness to improve services provided to taxi and buses users.

SRTA added that the move comes in implementation of its strategy aimed at providing the best services in the transport sector and in line with the current economic changes after the liberalisation of the fuel price.

Youssef Khamis Al Othmani, Chairman of the SRTA said that the amendment depends on the mechanism of calculating the tariff for taxis based on the principle of liberalising fuel prices, as the tariff for opening the meter will be adjusted either by increase or decrease according to the fuel pricing approved by the Ministry of Energy.

Al Othmani added that the SRTA will determine the tariff pricing policy and follow up its implementation to serve taxi users.

He explained that the amendment comes within the framework of the authority’s efforts to improve the quality of service provided to passengers, affirming that it will have a positive effect on improving the level of services.

He stressed the SRTA's keenness to make all efforts to achieve its goals, which include developing the transport fleet in accordance with the international standards through the development, regulation and monitoring of the services provided.

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