Call 938 if cabbies overcharge

Call 938 if cabbies overcharge
Updated 03 January 2016

Call 938 if cabbies overcharge

Call 938 if cabbies overcharge

RIYADH: The Ministry of Transport has called on the citizens and residents to call toll-free number 938 if they have complaints regarding taxi fares.
Hazloul bin Hussein Al-Hazhoul, ministry spokesman, 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.
However, the ministry spokesman added that if the citizens and residents suspect that they are being overcharged by taxi drivers, they should report it immediately to the ministry.
The ministry’s call came on the heels of a Council of Ministers decision to increase petrol prices by 50 percent starting last Tuesday.
The decision fueled fears among commuters who take taxis while going to work that fares would increase. Even residents, particularly expatriates, who share a taxi in going to a certain place expressed apprehension.