Connect with us

Transport

Don Mueang tollway fee increase opposed by consumer agency

Maya Taylor

Published

 on 

PHOTO: YouTube

Plans to slap a 10% increase on the fee to use the Don Mueang Toll Way have been opposed by the Consumer Protection Board. The CPB is tasked with defending consumer rights and instigating legal proceedings in the case of infringement.

Thai PBS World reports that the board claims the toll hike, which is due to come into effect on December 22, will significantly hit transport providers and their customers. The board’s chairman says they plan to ask PM Prayut Chan-o-cha to order the Highways Department to begin dialogue with the Don Mueang Toll Way Company.

They are hoping such talks could result in an agreement to suspend or delay the proposed increase on the Uttaraphimuk Tollway, commonly known as the Don Mueang tollway which carries traffic from the city centre to Don Mueang International Airport and beyond, until the Supreme Administrative Court makes a ruling in the case.

Earlier this year, the Consumer Protection Board rejected the company’s offer of a 5% discount for motorists who bulk buy 20 tickets. The board claims such an incentive is merely a marketing ploy and not a real reduction for road users.

The current contract stipulates a ten baht fee increase every five years, until the contract ends in 2034.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forum
🔔 Subscribe to our daily newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

A seasoned writer, with a degree in Creative Writing. Over ten years' experience in producing blog and magazine articles, news reports and website content.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand2 hours ago

November reopening concerns majority of Thais, Department of Health survey shows

Thailand2 hours ago

British divers say they risked arrest for giving boys ketamine during cave rescue

World2 hours ago

US President Biden to join ASEAN summit as leaders poised to discuss key regional issues

Sponsored4 months ago

Take a trip through Thailand with Sixt Rent a Car

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Thailand4 hours ago

Prayut orders investigation into used medical gloves exported to the US

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Health officials play down concerns over Thailand’s first case of Delta Plus variant

Bangkok5 hours ago

Chulalongkorn students drop royal parade on grounds it promotes “authoritarianism”

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand5 hours ago

Thailand Top Stories | TAT explains entry for travelers outside quarantine exemption list | October 26

Phuket5 hours ago

Thai PM defends plan to spend 100 million baht on New Year’s Eve celebrities

Tourism6 hours ago

Government’s domestic tour package subsidy receives lukewarm response

Coronavirus (Covid-19)6 hours ago

Tuesday Covid Update: 7,706 new cases and 66 deaths

Coronavirus Vaccines6 hours ago

Foreign Ministry rejects Thammasat University’s request for help importing donated Moderna doses

Thailand News Today21 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Government pressured to ease restrictions, Chiang-mai cluster scare | Oct. 25

Pollution22 hours ago

Bangkok and surrounding provinces warned to prepare for dust pollution

Pattaya22 hours ago

“Free parking” signs placed at Pattaya pier after complaints of scammers

Thailand23 hours ago

Bangkok land prices rising, but still below pre-pandemic average

Thailand1 month ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism8 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending