Jabbed get 20% off long bus rides

Jabbed get 20% off long bus rides

A worker at Transport Co, a state enterprise under the Transport Ministry, rides a motorcycle past a fleet of idled interprovincial buses at Mor Chit terminal after service suspension. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
A worker at Transport Co, a state enterprise under the Transport Ministry, rides a motorcycle past a fleet of idled interprovincial buses at Mor Chit terminal after service suspension. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

The Transport Co, the state-run operator of inter-provincial bus services, is extending a 20% discount on fares for fully vaccinated customers until the end of this month.

Sanyalak Panwattanalikhit, managing director of Transport Co, said the discounts are part of the Transport Ministry's efforts to support passengers negatively impacted by the pandemic and rising fuel prices.

He said the company has also joined the government's "Khon La Khrueng" co-payment scheme. However, any payments using the Pao Tang e-wallet must be made in person at its ticket counters. Moreover, cancellations and refunds are not allowed.

Mr Sanyalak said the scheme cannot be used for advance bookings.

Following the Nov 1 easing of the Covid-19 curbs, Transport Co has seen an increase in the number of passengers from 16,000-18,000 a day to 20,000.

The company expects a steady increase with the New Year holiday approaching, he said.

He said the company has launched an app to facilitate bookings and payments while reducing any physical contact and lowering the risk of transmitting the disease.

Transport Co plans to roll out special discounts for goods delivery services ahead of the New Year holiday and allow community enterprises to sell their products at its depots, he said.

According to Mr Sanyalak, the company has also improved the delivery of goods with a focus on same-day shipments. Frozen food, clothes and household appliances are among the goods delivered by the company.

Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (12)

Brexit to exit: The rise and fall of Boris Johnson

LONDON - Boris Johnson rode his luck throughout his career, bouncing back from a succession of setbacks and scandals that would have sunk other less popular politicians.

17:45

Crime raids

Police raids snare 17 people wanted on arrest warrants for crimes including murder, robbery and violent assault - among them the father of two TV actors and a son of the late "godfather" of boxing.

17:15

Muslim pilgrims stream out of Mecca for hajj high point

MECCA, Saudi Arabia: Hundreds of thousands of hajj pilgrims began streaming out of Mecca Thursday ahead of the highlight of the annual rites, which have attracted huge crowds despite the continuing pandemic and unforgiving heat.

14:45