Jump to content
BANGKOK 19 May 2019 16:08
snoop1130

Bus conductor slapped over fare rise

Recommended Posts

Bus conductor slapped over fare rise 

By Kornsamon Aksorndej 
The Nation

 

37925d2e1d38a216ef64554789ef59c0-sld.jpeg

 

A passenger on the 95 bus seemed unprepared to pay the increased bus fare on Thursday and reportedly slapped a conductor.

 

Sone Jaipa, 54, conductor on the bus that links Bangkhen and Ramkamhaeng, filed a complaint with Bangkhen police that a man, aged about 30, attacked her on the bus.

 

She said the man got on the bus at km4 and gave her Bt6.50. Sone told him the fare had increased to Bt8.

 

The visibly upset passenger shouted: “You can ask me politely. I have the money to pay for the fare.” 

 

They then argued and he hit her across the face.

 

 

Other passengers restrained the man, who jumped from the vehicle and escaped on another bus.

 

The conductor said she did not know the man but a colleague said someone meeting his description had attacked other bus conductors in the area.

 

The Central Administrative Court is scheduled to deliver a verdict tomorrow (Friday) after activists asked it to postpone the increase in bus fares that took effect on Monday.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30368373

 

thenation_logo.jpg

-- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-25

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Cadbury said:

That's right. It is the junta government that decided it. They delayed the increase until after the election hoping not to lose votes. 

Now PM Prayut is squirming and criticizing the decision made by the Central Land Transport. This is just his usual form to blame someone else for decisions made by his cronies.  

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096948-government-to-ease-impact-of-bus-fare-rises/

 

I think bus fares are quite cheap in Thailand, even for the poorest Thais.

Since many years, there have not been significant increases, so i would welcome some increase in the fares, if it helps in reducing the accidents.

 

  • Confused 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's the kind of passengers you get. People with class don't take bus here. 

  • Confused 2
  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Pravda said:

The air-con bus I usually take increased from 13b to 20b

 

Of course it is not a big deal to me, but almost 40% raise is terrible for normal people.

 

 

For normal people?

That makes you abnormal then?

  • Haha 2
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Sir Dude said:

The government and greedy elite companies need to recognise that when your average Thai Joe/Jane earns so little, you can't just keep on squeezing them. Even if you raise the minimum wage by a pitiful amount, then you have to try to stop greedy business just rising their prices so that the wage rise does not just end up in indifferent companies pockets. 

So the BMTA is a greedy elite company?  That's a new one....

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, Cheops said:

BUT the fares were not raised many years, whereas the fares in "normal" countries (whatever that means??) raise fares 5% EVERY year!

 

Thailand is not the bargain that it once was, because the bus got 1.5 baht more expensive? :cheesy:

 

I think you'll find it's not only bus fares that have increased. And elsewhere prices - not just fares - do indeed increase every year - which means you don't suddenly get hit with a 20-30 price rise in one go. I know which I prefer.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
People with class also don't settle in the sex capital of the world, yet here you are.
I'm on work assignment, definitely won't settle down here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

Just another example of the rampant inflation in Thailand. In 'normal' countries prices might increase by at the most five per cent, but in Thailand it is often 20 per cent or more. And that, obviously, is why Thailand is no longer the bargain that it once was.

And again, we have an example of the anger and aggression that lurks just below the surface here. Maybe the rapid price rises are a small part of that.

yawwwwwwwwnnnnnn !

 

It is 1.5 baht <deleted> - can you name me a country please that is devoid of humans being violent towards each other ?

 

I'm from the UK - Thailand is a bargain ! (but then again I'm not expecting everything for next to nothing)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...