Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Singapore’s shores, it has been a challenging time across all in the transport industry, and even more so for our cabbies.
When the Government eased point-to-point regulations to allow cabbies to participate in delivery service trials until end-September, ComfortDelGro Taxi started working with its partners to offer alternative job options, including food and grocery deliveries.
Most of these cabbies have had to do deliveries for the first time, with this being a whole new experience for them. Despite that, they have remained resilient.
Cabby Evelyn Lam, 61, ComfortDelGro LimoCab driver of seven years has not encountered a situation as challenging as the COVID-19 pandemic. Her typical day as a limousine cabby involves waking up at 4am to ply the roads for fare and serving her corporate clients, before calling it a day at 9pm.
But this routine was rudely disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. Now, she has to double up as a foodpanda “deliveryman” from 11am to 2pm daily.