Tuesday, 1 August 2017
KUALA LUMPUR: Big Blue Taxi will not engage in a price war with its rivals, says its founder and advisor Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail.
With Dewan Rakyat passing amendments to legalise e-hailing services, he said the company would continue to provide good service to the public.
“We have moved forward in the last seven years.
“Even with the recent rise in e-hailing services, we only experienced a 2% loss in customers,” he added.
Shamsubahrin said he welcomed Parliament’s decision to legalise the e-hailing rides and looked forward to healthy competition with companies such as Grab and Uber.
However, he hoped that e-hailing drivers would be subjected to the same regulations as taxi drivers.
“The public service vehicle (PSV) operator’s licence must be made compulsory for all e-hailing drivers by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) or the Road Transport Department,” he said.
SPAD, Shamsubahrin said, should brief the public on the regulations and the direction of the industry.
He suggested that a tribunal be formed to handle any legal issues involving e-hailing services.