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26 June 2014 :: 09:06:20 am 89295

NCPO Orders Control of Transportation Services In Pattaya

NCPO has ordered to take control of the transportation services in Pattaya in order to clamp down the mafia and illegal motor bike taxi stations to improve the image of Pattaya.
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PATTAYA – June 25, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News];- at Muang Pattaya school 8, Maj.Gen.Nat Intarajaroen-commander of 14th military circle- had chaired the opening conference of controlling motorcycle taxi riders in Pattaya which is the major policy of NCPO to reduce affliction of people. They had held a meeting in Bangkok before and Mr.Ittipol Khunpleum and about 2,000 of motorcycle taxi riders attended the meeting.

 

Maj.Gen.Nat revealed that Pattaya is a tourism city and as a result of this there are many kinds of transportation services such as minibus, taxis and motorcycle taxis. Recently they had been informed by passengers that there were some problems such as unfair fares and inefficient service. In addition the motorcycle taxi riders had installed their stations in public area, some operators hadn’t obeyed to strict the rules and the mafia had illegally manipulated these transportation businesses which had caused lots of problems.

 

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Recently the NCPO had ordered the 14th military circle and local administrative office to solve and control these problems. There were 2,000 transportation operators who attended the Pattaya conference so that they could count the amount of motorcycle taxi riders and to receive feedback, opinions and comments from the operators in order to understand the rules.

 

Maj Gen.Nat added that they had planned 3 major road Maps which were 1.to control the operators to not be involved with the mafia or official officers to earn illegal benefit2.to determine and upgrade the strict rules 3.to make sustainable business for success. In addition they will clamp down on the mafia because they had collected bribes from the operators who then charged a high fair to recoup the bribe..

 

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Mr.Ittipol Khunpleum said that this was the policy of NCPO to develop the transportation system. It’s believed that this will improve the image of Pattaya and improve people’s lives.

 

Initially it was reported that there had been 1,091 of motorcycle taxi which are registered but 2,500 had still to register, also they will set up a committee which included soldiers, police and transportation officers so that they can manage motorcycle taxi rules.

Reporter : Teerarak   Photo : Teerarak   Category : Community News

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