Dept of Land Transport ensures efficient taxi service at Don Mueang International Airport
BANGKOK, 4 July 2016 (NNT) – The Department of Land Transport (DLT), in conjunction with law enforcement officers, military personnel and Don Mueang International Airport, has reorganized the taxi system, with officials monitoring the behavior of taxis during peak hours.
Deputy Director-General of the DLT Nunthapong Chertchu, along with Commander of the 11th Infantry Division Col Nithit Plianpan, police officers and representatives of Don Mueang International Airport, oversaw the project to reorganize taxis and public transport vehicles that service passengers at the airport. Officials monitored driver behavior as well as the condition of taxi cabs, in order to improve their credibility.
During peak hours, the number of taxis at the airport has been insufficient to accommodate the large influx of arriving passengers, causing people to have to walk to Vibhavadi Rangsit Road or the departure floor to find taxis. Taxis in these areas are not registered with Don Mueang International Airport and may be in violation of land traffic laws. Common violations include having expired licenses, refusing passengers, and refusing to charge passengers according to the taxi meter.
Officials have been deployed during the peak hours of 7:00am – 9:00am and 4:30pm – 8:00pm in order to prevent passengers from having their safety or passenger experience compromised.
Those who wish to report inappropriate behavior of taxi drivers can call the 24-hour hotline 1584.