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"Grab is welcomed" - changes to law expected early next year

 

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The head of Thailand's Department of Land Transport said that public consultation over ride and cab hailing application service Grab had met with a positive response. 

 

He trevealed that Grab is welcomed after the DLT received around 1000 comments and observations up to the end of November, reported Sanook. 

 

He now plans to take the findings forward to the Transport Ministry for their consideration and is preparing - subject to their approval - to make the necessary changes to accommodate Grab. 

 

Thaivisa notes that the law has been a grey area in Thailand regarding such applications. There have been many turf wars as the Thais grapple to come to terms with a changing landscape in the sector. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 
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2 hours ago, webfact said:

He trevealed that Grab is welcomed after the DLT received around 1000 comments and observations

Tell that to the Win-Guys

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"Grab is welcomed" with a punch in the face

 

fixed it for you

 

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Have often used them successfully in Chiang Mai (taxi meter averse) and BANGKOK ( to avoid the long way round journeys). 
 

Interested in the effect of Grab legalisation in places like Koh Samui, Phuket and Pattaya where tourists are easy victims for the taxi scammers.

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16 minutes ago, smedly said:

money grabbers they deserve all they get, clear rules in Pattaya for fare charges - a 2km Motorbike taxi ride should be 30baht (25baht first km plus 5 per km) - why are they asking farang for 50-60baht and when you question them they get aggressive - it is not about money for me - it is the principle 

You are soo right. That´s also why they fear Grab coming keeping to the rules.

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Thailand will be the last country in SE Asia to legalise GRAB.  It's been accepted everywhere else for some time.

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Yeah well. Tried grab last Saturday at Patts but driver accepted and then almost immediately wanted to cancel. Apparently the pickup location was too close to the taxi mafia or something. Ended up taking a motocy.

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59 minutes ago, smedly said:

money grabbers they deserve all they get, clear rules in Pattaya for fare charges - a 2km Motorbike taxi ride should be 30baht (25baht first km plus 5 per km) - why are they asking farang for 50-60baht and when you question them they get aggressive - it is not about money for me - it is the principle 

I can't get a motorbike taxi in Pattaya for less than 60 baht, regardless of distance.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

"Grab is welcomed" - changes to law expected early next year

More street violence and running battles to look forward to in the new year then!

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