Trans­port providers are tak­ing us for a ride

Taxi fares are high and you some­times have to get a sec­ond one, writes Sandile Ntuli.

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - LETTERS -

With re­spect to the e-hail­ing ser­vice Uber, Min­is­ter of Po­lice Fik­ile Mbalula was quoted in July as say­ing: “It has re­stored the dig­nity of peo­ple prac­tis­ing their celebrity sta­tus”.

Those far from celebrity sta­tus sim­ply want to get from point A to point B on time at a rea­son­able price, and pre­fer Uber.

Taxis and e-hail­ing ser­vices de­liver us in­stead of Rea Vaya as, more of­ten than not, their sys­tem at the var­i­ous sta­tions is of­fline, thus you can’t load money onto your bus card.

Taxis don’t pro­vide much suc­cour as their fares are high and some­times you have to get a sec­ond one be­fore reach­ing your fi­nal des­ti­na­tion.

Then again, when us­ing an e-hail­ing ser­vice, one picks up that some driv­ers in­ten­tion­ally take a longer route that has a mil­lion ro­bots so they can charge you more.

Trans­port providers are re­ally tak­ing us for a ride, pun in­tended. Just say­ing.

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