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Motorbike taxis face fare cap

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Setting benchmarks for motorcycle taxi fares has been made a top priority for the junta as part of efforts to regulate public transport services in the capital, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) said yesterday. 

Maj Gen Apirat Kongsompong, right, head of the 1st Division of the King's Guard, inspects the motorcycle taxi queue at Rama IX subway station. The inspection conducted jointly by the military and the police is part of a citywide crackdown on illegal queues and mafia influence in public transport. Apichart Jinakul

It comes after a campaign was launched to crack down on price gouging by motorcycle taxi drivers and to stamp out gang influence on transport operations, 1st Division commander Maj Gen Apirat Kongsompong said.

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