Korea is bracing itself for some traffic disruptions this Wednesday after a unionized taxi strike was called in the early hours of the morning.
Cab drivers unions say they are no longer willing to wait for the government to address the issues of high fuel prices and low taxi fares.
Unions around the country, which represent about 90-thousand of the country's 250-thousand drivers, have announced an all-out strike demanding reduced gas prices and raised basic fares which are fixed by the government.
Korea's transport ministry says more buses will run and subway operations will be extended by one hour in Seoul and Busan and 30 minutes in Daegu.
Voluntary driving restrictions based on odd and even numbered license plates will also be temporarily lifted for the day.