Didi Chuxing, a car-booking mobile app owned by Didi Kuaidi, is shown on a mobile phone. [Photo/Xinhua]
Didi Chuxing, a car-booking mobile app owned by Didi Kuaidi, is shown on a mobile phone. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Taiyuan Government recently issued a circular in an attempt to regulate the local taxi market by ruling out unlicensed taxi services. It encouraged people to report unregistered taxis and promised to reward them with 100 yuan (US$15.2) each as long as those reports are valid and can be supported by evidence.

Didi Chuxing, a car-booking mobile app owned by Didi Kuaidi, is shown on a mobile phone. [Photo/Xinhua]
Didi Chuxing, a car-booking mobile app owned by Didi Kuaidi, is shown on a mobile phone. [Photo/Xinhua]
The Passenger Transport Department in Taiyuan has triggered considerable controversies across the country, as the words “Shanxi Didi” have been searched more than 2.3 million times.

An unlicensed taxi driver will be fined by 5,000 to 10,000 yuan.

Didi Chuxing, developed by Beijing Orange Technology Co Ltd, was launched on Sept. 9, 2012, in a bid to rake in the market by tapping the gap between the growing demand and insufficient supply of taxi service.

On March 19, 2016, orders of the app exceeded 10 million in a single day , which made the online mobile service the second largest internet platform, after Taobao.com, an online shopping platform.

Source: Xinhua

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