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Activists slam Bangkok bus plan

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Rights activists are protesting against the the Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit Authority's (BMTA) 13.1-billion-baht bus procurement project, saying the purchase is unfair for disabled passengers. 

Disabled passengers rally in front of the Ministry of Transport on Tuesday to protest against the ministry’s 13.1-billion-baht bus procurement project. The protesters are upset the ministry did not consider their suggestions to make the new 3,183 buses more user-friendly for disabled passengers. (Photo by  Apichart Jinakul)

About 200 protesters representing a group calling itself the Alliance of Networks for Universal Public Bus Services yesterday rallied against the sixth draft of the terms of reference (ToR) for the procurement of 3,183 natural gas-fuelled buses.

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