Bangkok Taxis Demand Higher Fares

Published on 3rd September 2014 by Stickboy BKK

Bangkok cabbies are threatening to raise fares if demands for cost-saving measures for operators are not met.

Prices for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas (NGV) are expected to rise in the coming weeks, prompting the Bangkok Taxi Cooperatives Network to request drivers of around 80,000 LPG vehicles be allowed to use credit cards currently issued to NGV drivers to offset the impact.

Withoon Naewpanich, chairman of network, said he’ll petition the transport and justice ministries for the use of the cards by all taxi drivers.

In all honesty, fuel price hike or not, isn’t it about time there was an increase in fares? In 10 years I can’t remember the base fare being below 35baht. Unlike so many Bangkok expats and visitors, my dealings with taxi drivers are anything but negative and won’t bat an eyelid if the prices rise.

Bangkok Taxis Demand Higher Fares

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