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Second batch of non-local cabbies hit the streets

THE second batch of 700 non-local cabbies have passed training and started service behind the wheels, bringing the total number of non-Shanghainese cabbies to 1,000.

The recruitment program of non-local taxi drivers was launched by the local government in an effort to help counter a growing shortfall of local cabbies. A taxi driver's job usually requires long hours and relatively lower payment – factors that deter younger local residents from applying and being retained.

The program kicked off in July with 300 drivers from out of town starting to join the local taxi service industry.

Some of the new cabbies said they still experienced difficulty understanding the local dialect and would ask a favor of the riders to try and speak Mandarin.

A survey by Jinjiang Taxi, a major local taxi fleet, showed the daily average business income for their non-local cabbies had improved to 1,500 yuan from 950 after they got more familiar with local circumstances.


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