Booking a taxi? Just call one common number from July 21

16 07 2008

July 16, 2008

Booking a taxi? Just call one common number from July 21

BOOKING a cab will be a breeze from next Monday. Taxi commuters will just have to call one common number – 6342 5222 – or remember 6-DIAL CAB.

The move, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Tuesday, is to make it easier and more convenient for taxi commuters, especially tourists.

The common taxi booking number will complement the taxi companies’ call booking systems, which will continue to be in use.

A commuter who makes a call to the common number will have access to up to three taxi companies’ call centres.

The call will first be routed to one selected taxi company’s call centre. If the lines there are busy, the call will automatically be re-routed to another taxi company’s call centre.

The call will be terminated only after three attempts to route the call is unsuccessful.

The new initiative was included in the Land Transport Master Plan announced early this year.

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