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Plan to exempt 'rich' from free buses

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Plans are afoot to ban affluent people and tourists from taking advantage of free journeys on city bus routes, Transport Minister Chadchart Suttipunt has announced. 

Not all commuters will enjoy free bus rides in future, under Transport Minister Chadchart Suttipunt's plan to reserve the subsidised scheme for low-income earners. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

The minister on Tuesday said he was exploring the feasibility of issuing bar-coded ID cards to low-income commuters to allow them free use of Bangkok Mass Transit Authority buses as part of the government's travel concession scheme.

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