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Cabinet to consider legalising ride-hailing service

Dec 14. 2019
Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisulee Traisoranakul
Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisulee Traisoranakul
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By THE NATION

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob will soon table before the Cabinet his proposal to legalise ride-hailing services, Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisulee Traisoranakul said.

If the Cabinet approves the proposal, the ministry will issue regulations. The ministry will determine conditions to permit the use of passenger cars to provide an application-based ride-hailing service. The rules are expected to come into effect next March.

Traisulee added that the move aims to provide a new option for public transport service to consumers and create a new kind of job for people. The ministry has also prepared relief measures to help those who might be affected by this service.

She said the upcoming ministerial regulations would initially cover only passenger cars. The ministry needs time to study ways to legalise motorcycle ride-hailing services, she added.

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