Related News

Home » Nation

'Lucky' date proves unlucky for cabbies

YESTERDAY - September 9, 2009 - regarded as the luckiest day this year by Chinese, turned out to be not so lucky for some taxi drivers in east China's Zhejiang Province.

Nearly 100 drivers in Wenzhou found their meters were not working properly when their first passengers of the day got their ride for free because the meters showed zero yuan for the journey. An overnight update to the software had developed a glitch, reported today's Qianjiang Evening News.

The angry cabbies mobbed the Wenzhou Institute of Measurement Technology to get their meters repaired by technicians, according to institute director Zhang Sheng. The software glitch was fixed by reformatting the pricing program.

The same trouble occurred three years ago in Wenzhou when more than 200 taxis reported meter malfunctions on June 6, 2006, according to Zhang.

And last year in Hangzhou, Zhejiang's capital, meter malfunctions hit more than1,000 cabbies on August 8, 2008.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend