Saksayam defends decision against mandatory replacement of passenger vans with micro buses

Saksayam defends decision against mandatory replacement of passenger vans with micro buses

 

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Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob clarified Wednesday that he has not dropped the policy to replace the existing passenger vans with micro buses, but merely wanted the replacement to be voluntary, citing the high costs of the micro buses and the possibility of fare increases by the operators to offset their investment in the new vehicles.

 

The minister has come under heavy criticism for not caring about the safety of commuters over his decision to indefinitely postpone the deadline for replacement of ageing and unsafe passenger vans.

 

At a news conference on Wednesday morning at the Transport Ministry, Mr. Saksayam pointed out that each micro bus costs about 2.2 million baht, compared to 1.2-1.3 million baht for each passenger van, adding that most passenger van operators cannot afford the higher costs.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/saksayam-defends-decision-against-mandatory-replacement-of-passenger-vans-with-micro-buses/

 

 

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