At a press conference on Thursday, Sanit Phromwong DLT director-general said that yellow license plate will now be applicable for Grab Bike and other drivers under Smartphone apps, who can apply for the license and get it approved by October 31 while registry for vehicles use in public transportation will be completed by February next year.
By the end of 2017, committee member, Maj-General Piyapong Klinpan, commander of the 11th Military Circle reported that the authorities had re-adjusted 5,800 motorcycle taxi stands which included 87,179 taxi riders for Bangkok City and another 2,688 stands covering 63,944 taxi riders for Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan.
Representatives of the conventional motorcycle taxis voiced that the app-based drivers abide by the law, i.e. cars with yellow license plates could give passengers rides.
The representatives of the Grab Bike agreed to let motorcycle taxi riders join its app-based service. The company representatives also agreed that current Grab Bike drivers would require the yellow-license plates to give passengers rides, and those with white license plates will be used for food and document delivery.
It is a perfect time for drivers thinking of renewing their license or applying approval for a conventional motorcycle taxis could also apply at the DLT offices at the same time.
Source : Thenation
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