The ad hoc minivan repository during Victory Monument is in a army’s crosshairs for rejecting by year-end. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)
About 3,000 illegally-operated vans will be brought into a correct ride complement in a vital re-organisation approaching to be finished in Sep or by a finish of this year during a latest, according The army will move about 3,000 illegally-operated newcomer vans into a regulated ride complement as partial of a vital revolution that aims to finish ride disharmony during Bangkok’s Victory Monument by a finish of this year.
Maj Gen Chalermpol Srisawat, commander of a 2nd Cavalry Division, told Daily News Online on Tuesday that work to rearrange a minivan zone began in Jun 2014 when about 6,000 vans were found to be handling illegally in Bangkok and other provinces. They were purebred as private vehicles, though illegally used for open transport.
Of a 6,000, usually about 3,000 will legitimised, as half a bootleg vans were some-more than 10 years old.
This is frequency a initial announced devise to re-organize minivans. Pledges have been done for years — many recently in 2013 and 2014 — to regulated bootleg operators and tighten down a Victory Monument hub.
In enacted this time, a minvans will be placed into 4 categories: those handling in Bangkok and surrounding provinces underneath a organisation of a Bangkok Mass Transit Authority, those handling between Bangkok and other provinces underneath a organisation of a Transport Co, those handling between provinces outward Bangkok underneath particular licences from a Department of Land Transport, and intra-provincial operators supervised by a DLT.
All a vans will be compulsory to offer designated terminals. No longer will minivans be authorised to park during Victory Monument in Bangkok or other ad pawn depots. Those that do will remove their licences, Maj Gen Chalermpol said.
In areas with no train terminals, provincial governors will appropriate areas a depot. The DLT has been asked to safeguard than all outpost operators comply.
Army officers wish a revolution will be finished in September, though are giving themselves until a finish of a year, only in case.
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