BEM rules out lower expressway tolls as proposed by Transport Minister

Expressway in central Bangkok

Elevated expressway in central Bangkok. Photo: Oran Viriyincy / flickr.

Bangkok Expressways & Metro Public Company has ruled out a proposal by Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob for expressway tolls to be cut by an average of 5-10 baht, claiming that the company has already helped the government over the decades-long dispute with the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT), a state agency which owns several expressways.

BEM and EXAT have recently reached a compromise agreement over the dispute, when EXAT agreed to extend BEM’s concession to operate three expressways – Srirat expressway, Section D of the expressway between Rama IX road to Srinakharin road and the Bang Pa-in to Pakkred expressway – for another 30 years.

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By Thai PBS World

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