In a new initiative, Mowasalat waives taxi booking and technology service charges

In a new initiative, Mowasalat waives taxi booking and technology service charges

By QLNews

In a move that is sure to make travellers happy, Qatar’s public transportation provider Mowasalat has announced that it has waived Karwa taxi booking and technology service charges with effect from Sunday.

The company made the announcement and also posted an explanatory taxi receipt highlighting the changes in the fare structure, reported Gulf Times.

The technology service charge of QR1 had been introduced in February, 2018.

Telephone booking charge within Doha city per trip was QR5, while booking charge to Hamad International Airport was QR8. From now onwards, passengers won’t be charged these additional rates, reported The Peninsula.

Both waivers come as a special promotion, but it is not mentioned until when it will last. When queried, Mowasalat said management will decide on it later.

This is very good news for regular Karwa taxi users as some international app-based taxi companies, which operate in Qatar, are currently not charging any booking fees. But they do charge surge (extra) charge during peak times which is not the case with Karwa.

Mowasalat had earlier said the technology service charge was meant to cover expenses of Internet connectivity through which taximeters of Karwa cabs were connected with Karwa centre.

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By 50550300• 3 years 2 months ago.
50550300

that time fuel price was below 1 QR

By usju• 3 years 2 months ago.
usju

@sms

When the fare was QR 5 the fuel price was also less than half the current price. One has to stay in business!

Fare competition is good for consumers but not good for the business or the drivers. Some drivers already have to bear losses. The next time you take a taxi, please ask the driver how much he makes a month, what is his monthly target and if he is able to meet that by driving around all day, what is his monthly package if he is unable too meet the target.

It will open your mind.

By Molten Metal• 3 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Good step in the right direction ............................

By Molten Metal• 3 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Good step in the right direction ............................

By sms• 3 years 2 months ago.
sms

Taxi fare should be reduce, remmember earlier white orange taxi use to charge only max QR 5 within doha area. They should reduce the fare.

By sms• 3 years 2 months ago.
sms

Taxi fare should be reduce, remmember earlier white orange taxi use to charge only max QR 5 within doha area. They should reduce the fare.

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