Transport Dept Planning 'Lady Taxi' Program

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(1 October) Mr. Attachai Rattanadilok Na Phuket, Deputy Director of Department of Land Transport, said that his department is planning to launch a ‘Lady Taxi’ campaign, in order to offer women safer taxi service.

A number of female passengers have been robbed or sexually assaulted by taxi drivers in Bangkok.

According to the Deputy Director, the campaign is still in the planning process. The taxi vehicles, he said, might be painted in pink, or have some specific details that signify their involvement to the campaign.

The taxi might also offer a slightly higher fare, as it requires female drivers to provide the service.

The campaign, according to Mr. Attachai, may be proposed to Mr. Chatchart Sittipan, Minister of Transport, by the end of this year.

So far, Chiang Mai province has already offer the service exclusively to female passengers, and charge a fixed rate starting from 150 baht per ride, within the Chiang Mai Metropolitan area.

 

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