Beijing cabs may soon charge extra because of the gasoline price hike. The plan has already been submitted to the municipal government.
Since the gasoline price went up Wednesday, the second time in rise this year, taxi drivers will have to spend an average of some 500 yuan, about US$60, more a month.
Meanwhile, increased fuel prices are also putting pressure on public transportation.
In Jinan, the capital of east China's Shangdong Province, cabs have been charging passengers an extra yuan to compensate for higher gas prices.
(CRI.com August 27, 2004)