Taxi fare increase
A rise in taxi fares in Rutherglen and Cambuslang has been confirmed.
Councillors on a licensing committee have rubberstamped the move in a bid to bring the area in to line with East Kilbride and Hamilton.
Passengers will now be charged a 40p at flag fall rate then a two stage yardage charge of 9x293yds at 30p then 20p per 264yds giving a maximum fare of £5.50 for two miles.
A two-mile journey currently costs £4.80.
The move followed a review of fares in Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
It is the first fare increase in the area since 2011.
Geraldine McCann, head of administration and legal services, said: “The licensing committee agreed at its meeting that the maximum fare which could be charged in the Cambuslang and Rutherglen zone would be increased by 70 pence over the two mile hire which would bring the fare in that zone in line with that charged in the East Kilbride zone.”