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Sunday, January 03, 2016

SAUDI ARABIA TRANSPORT MINISTRY: TAXI DRIVERS ARE OVERCHARGING YOU, CALL AND REPORT TO THIS NUMBER, 938


Important info to all overseas Filipinos living or working in Saudi Arabia especially those commuting through taxi:

In a report, the Ministry of Transport of Saudi Arabia issued a call to all citizens and residents to call or report to a toll-free number 938 in cases that they have complaints regarding taxis who collect overcharge or very high fares.

The Ministry spokesman, in a report via ArabNews, Hazloul bin Hussein Al-Hazhoul, 

said that "inspectors randomly checked taxi fares at various locations in the city but found nothing irregular.
An expat who takes a taxi in going to work in the capital in the morning said that the flag down is still SR5 and the tariff per kilometer is still SR2.50"

In Riyadh, flag down is still at SR5.0 but in Jeddah and we are not sure in other cities and towns ,but in Jeddah, it is atleast SR10 or SR15.

The ministry spokesman in the said report added that if ever any passengers believes that they are being overcharged by taxi drivers, they should report it immediately to the ministry by calling the numver 938. This random checking as well as in apprehension to the fears of passengers that taxis might increase the fares or the flag down of the taxis in line with the 50% gasoline increase in Saudi Arabia last week. 


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