Beijing will adjust taxis' fare system as part of a series of measures to ease the difficulty of hailing a taxi in the capital, the city's top transport official has announced. The city government is seeking opinions from deputies of the municipal People's Congress, political advisers, transport experts, taxi companies and drivers over the price adjustments, said Liu Xiaoming, director of the Beijing Commission of Transport.
Liu said the reform is aimed at "straightening out the relationship between the fare mechanism and the interest of the industry". He also hinted at a possible hike in taxi prices. The current taxi fare system in Beijing has been in place for seven years, while the prices in other major cities have been raised at least once during that period.