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Offline thaiga

Taxi drivers upset over problems with gas credit cards
« on: February 19, 2012, 12:08:46 PM »
BANGKOK:-- Representatives of taxi drivers asked the House committee on economic development yesterday to help solve problems resulting from the use of energy credit cards issued recently by the government.
The Nation on Sunday

Narong Mee-phol, chairman of the National Assembly of Taxi Drivers, and Somboon Janyalert, head of a group that lobbies for the rights of taxi drivers, told Democrat MP for Bangkok Chanin Rungsaeng the credit card programme was not working properly.

To help taxi drivers cope with higher prices for fuel as the Yingluck government floats energy prices, more than 30,000 credit cards were issued to cabs offering a credit line of Bt3,000 per card and discounts on natural gas worth up to Bt9,000 per month.

However, Narong said there were many problems with the move, such as a shortage of gas stations that accept the credit cards, especially in areas close to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

There have also been mistakes in providing discounts to taxi cabs. :evilgrin

Somboon said drivers affected by the programme would file a petition against the Yingluck administration, the Transport Ministry and PTT Plc in the Administrative Court.

"We want the court to help protect our right as we have been affected by the government's policy on natural gas. Taxi cabs spend over Bt50,000 per vehicle in equipment to use natural gas.

"Then the government raised the gas price and introduced the energy credit programme when it was not ready, resulting in many problems for taxi drivers," he said.

Drivers urged the government to approve an increase in taxi fares following the hike in natural-gas prices to reflect the higher cost of fuel.

Chanin, in his capacity as chair of the House panel on economic development, said the government should review energy prices and its credit card policy due to the problems cited by taxi drivers.

as a shortage of gas stations that accept the credit cards, especially in areas close to Suvarnabhumi Airport. :uhm
that should have been sorted before the issue of the cards,i would of thought
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Taxi drivers upset over problems with gas credit cards
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 06:48:51 PM »
"However, Narong said there were many problems with the move, such as a shortage of gas stations that accept the credit cards, especially in areas close to Suvarnabhumi Airport."

Gee I wonder why.  With so much theft going on in the country and credit card fraud, they don't even trust each other.
 

 



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