SINGAPORE: Ride-hailing company Grab and cab operator Premier Taxis announced a partnership on Monday (Oct 3) to bring all Silvercab drivers onto the Grab platform.
The partnership will see about 3,000 Silvercab drivers added to the Grab mobile application to accept bookings, the joint press release said.
The partnership is the ride-hailing firm's second with a taxi operator, after it announced a deal with Trans-cab in August to bring all Trans-cab drivers aboard exclusively using Grab mobile application to accept bookings.
From Monday, passengers who book for a Silvercab taxi using the Grab app will get a discount on booking fees. For peak hours, commuters will pay booking fees of S$3.30 instead of S$4.50 while for non-peak hours, it will cost S$2.30 instead of S$2.50.
Silvercab drivers will also receive training on how to use the app, as well as subsidised smartphones, according to the release.
"Through this partnership with Grab, we hope to give our drivers more ride bookings and increase their income," said Lim Chong Boo, Managing Director of Premier Taxis.
"Passengers will benefit through having access to a bigger pool of taxis with the click of a button," he added.