Seoul City Plans List of Standard Taxi Fares to Beat Scammers

The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Sunday that it will provide a list of estimated taxi fees for foreign visitors from the end of June in a bid to stamp out the trend of unscrupulous taxis and minivans that are grossly overcharging their passengers.

The fees will be based on the fastest route between sites often visited by tourists in normal traffic conditions. A total of 56 routes including those between Incheon International Airport and major hotels, are being considered for inclusion.

The list will first be made available on the city’s webpage at www.visitseoul.net. Later, it will be published in the form of small booklets to be placed in the back s of taxis, and also as a smartphone app.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jun. 17, 2013 10:52 KST