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Gojek Users In S'pore Can Book Larger Car Rides, Metered Fare Taxis On The App In H1 2021

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Gojek announced yesterday (Nov 26) that it is celebrating its second anniversary in Singapore.

At the back of this anniversary, Gojek’s general manager Lien Choong Luen unveiled the company’s plans to launch new services here in the first half of next year.

For one, Gojek will introduce an option to allow users to book taxis directly from their app, which will charge a metered fare instead of a fixed fare.

As the new licensing framework for the point-to-point transport sector kicks in from October 30, taxi drivers are now legally allowed to sign up with any ride hailing company.

This means that taxi drivers can jump on ride-hailing apps while still taking on street-hail jobs.

Additionally, Gojek also plans to include more ride options for commuters, such as six- or seven-seater vehicles.

According to Mr Lien, this “XL (extra large) booking” will make it more convenient for families who need larger vehicles.

He added that Gojek will also be partnering with corporates to deliver a corporate solution for their employees.

Citing some findings from a 10-month mobility study jointly conducted by the National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University, Gojek revealed that it has seen a steady pick-up in ride-hailing demand following the recent return-to-work measures.

This includes a 30 per cent month-on-month increase in trips to and from the CBD, since the new measures were announced in September.

“Having created a safe ride environment in line with a new way of living where hygiene, health and safety have become paramount, Gojek is in a good position for growth,” Mr Lien summed up.

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