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The passenger car apps as taxis in Thailand must be registered before March 31

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The passenger car apps as taxis in Thailand must be registered before March 31

Passenger car taxis must be certified by the Ministry of Land Transport before being allowed to provide public services, following the Ministry of Transport issuing ministerial regulations for rental cars through electronic systems BE 2021.

The move is expected to help the government monitor and control secure services and create competition in developing services under the same rules.

Chirut Wisanchit, who is the Director-General of the Land Transport Department, revealed that there have been three requests for verification, namely Hello Phuket Service, Bonku and Grab.

Currently, there are two verified applications: Hello Phuket Service, whose main service area is Phuket, and Bonku, which operates in Bangkok and the surrounding area. Both companies must have insurance for the driver and passenger within 30 days and must register all vehicles in the system by July 2022 at the latest.

The application in question, Grab, has yet to discuss how to improve the system in line with regulatory requirements, he said.

All other applications that are in use but have not yet applied for regulatory certification must apply for certification by March 31, he said.

The department said it would enforce strict laws for drivers who provide services through the app as well as system service providers and sponsors.

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