Increase in taxi fares postponed

Taxi-meter in Udon Thani, Thailand

Taxi-meter in Udon Thani, Thailand. Image: Ilya Plekhanov.

BANGKOK, 6 July 2015 (NNT) – A plan to raise taxi fares has been postponed.

The Transport Ministry will delay the planned second phase adjustment of taxi fares.
Transport Minister, Air Chief Marshal Prajin Jantong announced that in an effort not to burden the general public, previous plans to raise taxi fare rates by 5% in the second phase in July, are being postponed for now.

On July 13th, ACM Prajin will present to cabinet, a plan to extend the period of free bus services and a similar train program due to end on July 31st, to continue them instead for another 3-6 months, to help lighten people’s living expenses burden.

National News Bureau of Thailand

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