Fully vaccinated passengers get 20% off long bus rides

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The Transport Co, the state-run operator of inter-provincial bus services, is extending a 20% discount on fares for fully vaccinated customers until the end of this month.

Sanyalak Panwattanalikhit, managing director of Transport Co, said the discounts are part of the Transport Ministry's efforts to support passengers negatively impacted by the pandemic and rising fuel prices.

He said the company has also joined the government's "Khon La Khrueng" co-payment scheme. However, any payments using the Pao Tang e-wallet must be made in person at its ticket counters. Moreover, cancellations and refunds are not allowed.

Mr Sanyalak said the scheme cannot be used for advance bookings.

Following the Nov 1 easing of the Covid-19 curbs, Transport Co has seen an increase in the number of passengers from 16,000-18,000 a day to 20,000.

The company expects a steady increase with the New Year holiday approaching, he said.

He said the company has launched an app to facilitate bookings and payments while reducing any physical contact and lowering the risk of transmitting the disease.