The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has scrapped all 150 so-called smart taxi stands and plans to turn ones along BTS skytrain lines into parking areas for motorcycles, its Traffic and Transport Department director, Phanurak Klannurak, said.
Representatives of taxi drivers rallied at the Transport Ministry on Tuesday, demanding 8.5 billion baht in compensation from the government if the GrabTaxi service is legalised -- and threatening to sue the prime minister and the transport minister if they didn't get it.
The Thai Industries Sentiment Index dropped in August to 92.8 points, the lowest in 10 months, on business concerns about people's lower purchasing power and a bearish sentiment on exports, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) reported on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha donated 100,000 baht to help flood victims as the government was set to raise donations to help victims on Tuesday evening and a party planned for members of the ruling coalition was put off indefinitely.
The Energy Ministry plans to use 1.5 billion baht from the state Oil Fund to support local oil prices, expected to rise one baht per litre in the short term after 10 drones struck Saudi oil facilities on Saturday.