The giant tomb has submitted an application to charge customers $ 0.32 (including VAT) per trip as a "platform fee".
The news was released today (July 28) by the Singapore Competition and Consumer Commission (CCCS) in a press release.
According to Grab, the fee enables the company to maintain various security measures and to cover the associated operating costs. The company informed CCCS that the fee complies with the norms in the hail campaign.
It was also noted that its ride hail rival Gojek charged a platform fee of S $ 0.70, while ride hail services charge similar platform fees in countries around the world.
Grab emphasized that a third of the funds raised from the platform fee will be used to provide better social benefits to Grab drivers.
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By taking over Uber's Southeast Asian business in 2018, the company was unable to change its prices or products without approval from the CCCS.
The acquisition was a violation of the competition law. As a result, Grab must maintain its pricing policy and product options, as well as pre-transaction prices for all products in its hail business.
However, the CCCS may vary prices.
The contest guard is now gathering email feedback from members of the public on Grab & # 39; s suggestion to implement the new platform fees from today through August 11th.
"A low platform fee will make a big difference to anyone using our platform. We hope you support our application at CCCS," said Grab.
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