After urging e-hailing firms to provide an explanation over sudden fare hike, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong says in a statement today that the problem is happening due to a shortage of drivers.
The minister met with the Transport Ministry, the Land Public Transportation Agency (APAD), and the e-hailing provider engaged in the scandal to address the situation.
“From the discussion, it is clear that there are two main factors that have led to this surge in e-hailing fares; a supply-and-demand imbalance and high traffic volume leading to longer travel times,” said Dr Wee.
Dr. Wee went on to say that there are currently 130,000 drivers with a vocational licence.
This figure seems to be growing as driving schools notice an increase in applicants interested in becoming e-hailing drivers.
The e-hailing company described the problem concisely and sought additional drivers to combat the existing…