TDRI to propose surcharge for taxi travel

Toyota Fortuner taxi in Pattaya

Toyota Fortuner taxi in Pattaya, Chonburi province. Photo: Ilya Plekhanov.

Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) says it will propose to the Land Transport Department a surcharge on taxi fare to help cab-drivers cope with higher costs due to traffic jams.

The surcharge or travel time fee will be fair to both taxi drivers and their passengers travelling into traffic- congested areas, according to Sumet Ongkittikul, an expert on transportation at the TDRI, and head of the team conducting the research on taxi fare.

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By Thai PBS

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