Russian taxi-drivers inflate prices during frost
During frost Russian taxi-drivers increased price for service in Yekaterinburg, Cherepovez, Chuvashia, Archangelsk oblast, Syktyvkar and other regions.
In Yekaterinburg, where air temperature stays -30 degrees centigrade for 2 days in a row, automobile drivers overprice service by at least 1.5 times. Cheboksary taxi-drivers officially increased their rate on 10 rubles. There is lack of taxis on the streets because majority of drivers couldn`t start the car during frost. Therefore, orders for taxis are not accepted. There is also a high demand for taxis in Kotlas town (Archangelsk oblast) - number of orders increased twice. Such state of affairs initiated increase of fare tariffs.