Meter Cab Fares Slashed in Half And No More Tuk-Tuks in Phuket


PHUKET — The Phuket revolution for taxis and tuk-tuks includes a huge cut in present fares, compelling all further registered taxis to carry meters and a complete ban on any more tuk-tuks. 

''The 100 or so illegal tuk-tuks now operating will be forced off Phuket's roads,'' a meeting heard yesterday, ''and all taxis that register on Phuket from now on will be fitted with meters.'' 


Land Transport Department bosses in Bangkok are now deciding on the kilometre rate for Phuket's metered cabs – and the present fares are certain to be slashed at least in half.  Read more here.



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