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Kanok Karn
12th September 2011, 20:29
The Ministry of Transport has resolved to extend the free bus and train measure until 15 January 2012 and is preparing to ask the Cabinet for approval on the matter tomorrow.

Responding to a speculation that the policy allowing low-income earners to commute on public buses and economy-class trains free of charge would be terminated, Deputy Transport Minister Police Lieutenant General Chatt Kuldiloke insisted that the assistance measure would remain effective until the economy improved.

Tentatively, the Transport Ministry is planning to adjourn the measure’s expiration date from 31 December this year to 15 January next year and is ready to propose the new date to the Cabinet for consideration tomorrow. The Deputy Minister explained that the extension would benefit large crowds of holidaymakers and those returning home during the New Year Festival.

If the free bus and train services were to be continued further after 15 January, Pol Lt Gen Chatt said it would be discussed with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the Ministry of Finance again.

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