Public transportation provider Mowasalat has introduced new tariffs, including a technology service charge of QR 1 that raises the minimum fare to QR11.
On its Twitter account, the company announced: â€œNew taxi tariff shall be applied and effective from February1, 2018.â€
Based on Mowasalatâ€™s new tariff matrix, the â€œminimum taxi fare per tripâ€ is QR10. However, passengers have to add QR1 for the new â€œtechnology service chargeâ€, which takes the minimum to QR11.
While flag fall fare remains the same at QR4, the new rate per kilometre (rate/km) â€œinside Doha day timeâ€ was raised to QR1.6 from the previous QR1.2 and the â€œrate/km inside Doha night timeâ€ increased to QR1.9 from QR1.8.
Similarly, the â€œrate/km outside Doha day/nightâ€ jumped from QR1.8 to QR1.9.
Mowasalat did not increase the fare for the â€œairport pick up flag fallâ€ and â€œwaiting charge per 15 minutes,â€ which remains at QR25 and QR8, respectively.
However, the rate for the telephone booking charge was increased from the standard QR4 to QR5 (within city) and QR8 (from city to airport).
â€œInstead of the usual QR48 from the airport to my residence, on Friday I had to pay QR54 on account of the tariff hike,â€ said a Doha resident, who had just returned from a foreign trip.
Similarly, another resident, who just returned to Doha on Thursday, complained that he paid QR15 more for a ride from the airport to his house in Hilal. â€œIt only used to be around QR40,â€ he said.
Source: Gulf Times