The federal government is mulling over offering discount rates of in between 10-52% on expressway charges and electrical train tickets for a three-month duration, as part of its effort to enhance ridership figures.
The proposed discount rates have actually been authorized by the Mass Quick Transit Authority of Thailand’s board, and the strategy will be forwarded to the cabinet for recommendation on Tuesday, stated MRTA’s board chairman, Sarawut Songsivilai.
” Under the proposition, fares on the MRT’s Purple Line will be topped at 20 baht per trip from Dec 25 to March 31– a 22-baht decrease from the present upper ceiling of 42 baht,” he stated.
” Our company believe the affordable fare will assist enhance ridership figures on the Purple Line by 18%, or about 10,000 more travelers each day.” Mr Sarawut stated that as the discount rate will bring in more travelers to ride on the Purple Line, MRTA will eventually offset its income loss from the decreased fares.
While the discount rates are targeted at increasing traveler numbers, Mr Sarawut stated it will likewise assist reduce citizens’ living expenses by about 38 million baht each month.
The discount rates will assist city citizens conserve 12 million baht a month in travelling expenses, an extra 14 million baht in expenses connected with traffic jam while the rest is computed based upon the increase in basic joy and wellness, he stated.
While the board authorized the Purple Line’s discount rates, it picked to postpone a conference on the proposed regular monthly passes for heaven Line.
” We likewise accepted lower expressway tolls by 10% or about 5 baht, at 6 picked entryways, particularly Din Daeng, Dao Khanong, Bang Na, Bang Chak, Pracha Niwet and Asok,” stated Mr Sarawut, who is likewise a board member of the Expressway Authority of Thailand.
The discount rates will stand from Jan 6 up until March 6 next year, he stated.
In an associated news, Traisulee Traisoranakul, deputy spokesperson for the PM’s Workplace, stated the cabinet on Wednesday authorized a proposition to waive the toll charges on Freeway 7 in between Bangkok and Pattaya and Freeway 9 in between Bang Phli in Samut Prakan and Bang Pa-in in Ayutthaya from Dec 27 up until Jan 3.