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The Ministry of Transport plans to increase taxi fares in Thailand for the first time in eight years but insists drivers must improve their service and can’t refuse to serve passengers no matter where they want to go. Today, the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Transport, Sorapong Paithunpong, revealed that the taxi drivers lobbied the government to adjust taxi fares to meet the current economic situation. Drivers urged the government to increase the fare rate alongside fuel prices. Sorapong explained that the ministry had set up a committee to study and consider a suitable fare in relation to the […]

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56 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

Moreover, the Land Transport Department will introduce a points deduction system to control the quality of service.

Give it a rest, it'll never work. 

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A fare increase is long overdue.  Im not sure you can get a taxi anywhere in the world as cheap as Bangkok and with the rising prices due to inflation (money printing) it surprising so many cabbie's have stuck with it.  

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