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Amidst a surge of complaints, Transport Co Ltd, a state enterprise beneath the Transport Ministry, took swift motion against taxi drivers fleecing passengers with a hefty 50-baht surcharge at the terminus, higher often known as Mo Chit 2, servicing provinces within the North and Northeast.

As of Friday, Transport Co has put the brakes on the arrival space, redirecting all interprovincial buses to drop off passengers at the departure part.

In an announcement launched yesterday, Transport Co vehemently denied any involvement in encouraging such exploitative practices, urging passengers to stay vigilant. The announcement warned the general public to not get duped by such a declare, advising affected passengers to report incidents by dialling the Division of Land Transport at 1584.

Furthermore, stern motion awaits any taxi drivers caught red-handed imposing illicit surcharges on passengers. As an alternative, travellers are suggested to go to the official taxi stand close to Exit 4 to evade such unscrupulous techniques, reported The Nation.

Furthermore, Transport Co has stepped up its recreation by providing a shuttle bus service between the bus terminal and Mo Chit BTS station from 4am to 7am. Moreover, passengers can go for public buses at the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority terminal south of the Chatuchak Bus Terminus.

In associated information, Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit introduced plans on Tuesday, February 27, to maneuver the Jap Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) and the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) to the Krung Thep Abhiwat Central Terminal. The intention behind the transfer is to supply extra comfort to travellers because the Central Terminal might be simply reached utilizing the MRT digital rail system.

In different information, in a transfer to safeguard vacationers’ wallets, Bangkok unveils an arsenal of measures to sort out the infamous tuk tuk and taxi overcharging disaster.

Amidst a flurry of considerations raised over the fleecing of international vacationers by tuk tuk and taxi drivers, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has taken a decisive stand. Everlasting Secretary Wanthanee Wattana spearheaded this pivotal second following an intensive assembly with each private and non-private stakeholders.

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