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Cabinet approves BMTA plan to lease and buy NGV and hybrid buses 

Jun 25. 2019
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By The Nation

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Bangkok Mass Transit Authority is ready to implement its business rehabilitation plan after the cabinet on Tuesday approves the plan, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said after the cabinet meeting.

Under the plan, BMTA will lease 300 new Natural Gas for Vehicle (NGV) buses and 400 rental hybrid buses, as well as purchase 2,300 new buses including 489 NGV vehicles, 1,453 hybrid buses, 35 electric vehicle buses. It will also spruce up its existing 323 NGV buses.

Meanwhile, BMTA will set up an e-ticket system and also a QR Code transport fee system, enabling it to reduce its staff from the current 13,000 to 6,000 in 2022 under an early retirement program.

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