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Premium cabbies want 3,000 litres of subsidised fuel

28 July, 2008

The Low Cost Taxi Association wants 3,000 litres of subsidised petrol monthly for its Premium Taxi drivers plying the LCCT route.

Association deputy president Alwi Mahruf said the 720 litres approved by the Finance Ministry was insufficient for the premium taxis – usually Hyundai Sonata 2.0 and Nissan Cefiro 3.0 vehicles – which are not fitted with natural gas cylinders as they require a larger boot space to carry more luggage.

"The subsidy we have been given will only last 10 to 11 days," he said.

"For vehicles that go on outstation journeys, the subsidy will not last more than five days," he added.

Alwi said that vehicles of four association members were repossessed recently as they could not make ends.

This article is a verbatim copy of the original article from The Star.

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