PUBLISHED ON November 20, 2023 7:59 AM By Farah Daley
A passenger felt ‘cheated’ after he was charged an extra S$11.96 for a ride on a ‘rundown school bus’.
A Stomp contributor said he booked a ride to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) from Hougang via the Tada ride-hailing app on Nov 17.
He was surprised when a minibus picked him up as he was expecting a ‘normal 4-seater’ ride.
“I even asked the driver, how come it’s a private school bus and not a private car and he showed me the app,” he said.
“I don’t drive so how would I know the booking is a huge private school bus with 17 seats?”
On the app, he was quoted S$20.48 but was shocked that he was charged S$32.44 instead.
According to the Tada app, choosing an AnyTada ride means getting matched with a private vehicle, taxi or minibus near you at a ‘fixed fare’.
The Stomp contributor told Stomp he called Tada’s call centre and was told he booked a Premium ride but he said he made a booking for a ‘normal four-seater’. His receipt also indicated that he had booked an AnyTada ride and not a Premium one.
“Even if it is Premium, how come it’s an old rundown school bus which has a door that can’t be opened?” he said.
“The driver was also on his phone chatting to his friend.”
According to the receipt he received, the extra S$11.96 he paid was inclusive of platform, driver’s and payment transaction fees and toll charges which was S$11.75.
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