New decisions by Mowasalat
In a move that is sure to make travellers happy, Qatar’s public transportation provider Mowasalat has announced that it has waived Karwa taxi booking and technology service charges with effect from Sunday.
The company made the announcement and also posted an explanatory taxi receipt highlighting the changes in the fare structure, reported Gulf Times.
The technology service charge of QR1 had been introduced in February, 2018.
Telephone booking charge within Doha city per trip was QR5, while booking charge to Hamad International Airport was QR8. From now onwards, passengers won’t be charged these additional rates, reported The Peninsula.
Both waivers come as a special promotion, but it is not mentioned until when it will last. When queried, Mowasalat said management will decide on it later.
This is very good news for regular Karwa taxi users as some international app-based taxi companies, which operate in Qatar, are currently not charging any booking fees. But they do charge surge (extra) charge during peak times which is not the case with Karwa.
Mowasalat had earlier said the technology service charge was meant to cover expenses of Internet connectivity through which taximeters of Karwa cabs were connected with Karwa centre.