BANGKOK, 10th October 2018 (NNT) – The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) is to begin using a new fare rate for its NGV buses starting on October 15 in line with resolutions made by the Central Land Transport Commission but assured commuters the adjustment will only apply to new buses.

Deputy Director of Bus Operations and Acting Director of the BMTA Prayun Chuaykaeo, explained that the Central Land Transport Commission has set bus fares for Bangkok and its vicinity at between 13 and 25 baht despite the authority operating its buses with passenger fares of between 11 and 23 baht in accordance with Ministry of Transport policy set in February 2015.

It was decided on September 19 that all new air conditioned BMTA buses would have to adhere to the commission’s regulation. In compliance, the BMTA has announced that 100 of its new NGV Low Floor buses will adjust to a higher fare starting on October 15. The change will affect buses on routes 20, 21, 37, 105, 138 and 140.

The buses are a universal design and equipped with amenities such as CCTV, GPS navigation and wheelchair ramps.

National News Bureau Of Thailand | BMTA NGV buses to have fares raised from Oct 15