Hanoi taxi driver fined $580 for gouging Polish tourist

Hanoi taxi driver fined $580 for gouging Polish tourist

Taxis wait for patrons in downtown Hanoi. Photograph by Shutterstock/TK Kurikawa

Transport inspectors in Hanoi have fined a taxi driver VND13.5 million ($580) for overcharging a overseas vacationer by 5 instances the traditional fare.

Pham Thi Ngoc additionally had her driving license revoked for 2 months.

On July 1 she had pushed Dabrowska Malgorzata from Apricot Resort in Hoan Kiem District the place the latter was staying to Instances Metropolis city space in Hai Ba Trung District.

The traditional fare for the six-kilometer journey is round VND80,000, however Ngoc requested the Polish lady for VND400,000.

Dabrowska reported the incident to her lodge supervisor, who complained to native authorities.

Transport inspectors tracked down the motive force. At a gathering with them on Monday Ngoc admitted to dishonest the passenger and returned the surplus cash.

Gouging vacationers has been an issue for some time now, affecting Vietnam’s fame as a secure and pleasant tourism vacation spot.

Supply: E.vnexpress.net