From today (the 1st), taxi fares in Seoul will also rise.

As early as April, Seoul subway and city bus fares are expected to rise.

At this point, there is nothing I can't climb. I think I can't help but feel like this.

This is Reporter Yu Deok-gi.

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medium-sized taxi in Seoul, where the basic fare for 2 km was 3,800 won.

From today, the basic distance has been reduced to 1.6km and the fare has risen by 1,000 won.

Fees per mile and time charged have also increased, making the meter rise even faster.

If you drive 10 km, it costs about 1,400 won more per week.

Seoul's basic taxi fare increase is the first in four years since February 2019, but many citizens feel burdened by the large rise.

[Lee Gyeong-jin/Citizens using taxis: Eating and everything went up, so I thought it would go up, but now I'm going to try not to ride it as much as possible.]

As early as today, Seoul subway and city bus fares will go up as well.

The increase is under discussion from 300 won to a maximum of 400 won, but if this is the case, the general fare based on the card will be 1,500 to 1,600 won for city buses and 1,550 to 1,650 won for subways.

[Changer/Citizens using the bus: If you put in a couple of won or three (on a transportation card), you won't be able to see it after a short ride.

If this rises again, I will live as it is, but it takes a lot of strength.]

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is in the position that an increase is inevitable unless the government compensates for some of the loss caused by free riding for those over the age of 65.

If Seoul public transportation fares rise, fares in Gyeonggi and Incheon, where integrated transfer discounts are applied, will also be affected. He said he was looking into it.

(Video editing: Kim Ho-jin, VJ: Kim Hyung-jin)