Taxi OK: Thai government to launch its own taxi app next month

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10,000-car taxi app to launch next month

The Land Transport Department will launch a smartphone app in the middle of next month to make it more convenient for passengers to call taxis, a spokeswoman for the National Council for Peace and Order said on Monday.

Colonel Sirichan Ngathong, deputy spokeswoman of the NCPO, said the launch of the Taxi OK app is part of the reform of public transportation administration under the fifth national administration reform steering committee.

Sirichan was speaking to reporters after the panel, which is chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, held its meeting at Government House on Monday morning.

Sirichan said about 10,000 taxis would join the Taxi OK programme and passengers would be able to call them conveniently with the app. Bangkok taxis have been notorious for rejecting passengers, allowing taxi-hailing apps such as Grab and Uber to become popular.

The Nation
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