Min. of Transport halts taxi fare hike, airport taxis to go on strike

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The Transport Minister yesterday announced the suspension of the second taxi fare hike, especially for taxi surcharges at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. He added that an emergency strategy is prepared for this weekend’s airport taxi strike action.

Transport Minister Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong told news media that the ministry has decided to shelve the hike plan to conduct further studies. He believed that implementing a taxi hike now would have a large impact on the cost of living.

ACM Prajin has expected the ministry to resume price hikes of taxi fares as well as airport and baggage surcharges in June.

Regarding the planned strike of heavy-duty taxis at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the Transport Minister said that passengers would be redirected to the SRTET Airport Rail Link and other modes of public transportation, such as the free shuttle bus services.

About 1,700 heavy-duty taxi operators in Suvarnabhumi International Airport may join the weekend strike. They claimed the airport is forcing too many passengers on the taxis.

 

Source : thainews.prd

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