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The good drivers will accept this easily and the others that challenge the authorities don't serve the people of phuket and should be removed from being a service provider and go back from where they came from. Give the Island back to the good people that serve the community so well. This is the Golden time, the "Kali Yuga".
Posted by irishkev24 on November 2, 2013 10:52
A small step in the right direction.
Posted by ThaiMike on November 2, 2013 11:01
A positive sign, however, I have recently noticed taxis just stopping on the beach road past Bangla to try to get fares, if the spaces are freed then where will these drivers go? It could create more traffic congestion. The call center idea should be encouraged along with this change.
Posted by Jon on November 2, 2013 11:48
OK there has been some talk about the Beach Rd., but will Rat U Thit Rd. also be cleared?
Posted by Sherlock on November 2, 2013 12:27
All they have to do is provide parking areas for the tuk tuks with clearly labeled kiosks at key locations & radio contact. Give the drivers a sequence number so everyone gets their turn. Provide the parking areas with some snack facilities & I am sure the drivers will be well happy.
Posted by Logic on November 2, 2013 13:50
Can't wait to walk or ride down the beach road and be able to see some room to move,, I hope they get it done,,
Posted by sean on November 2, 2013 14:02
Will that change anything on the exorbitant fares?
Posted by Nick on November 2, 2013 15:16
All the government needs to do is create a fleet of 2-300 10B seangtaws like everywhere else in Thailand and the tuktuk/taxi issue goes away. Well, after a few roadblocks anyway.
Posted by NomadJoe on November 2, 2013 22:39
"Khun Somchai, one of the key Patong group leaders, urged conciliation today and suggested that the authorities should talk to drivers before acting."
Posted by Aachen on November 3, 2013 10:12
Posted by Logic on November 3, 2013 13:23
time you check out motorbike taxis on the 30/10/2013 i was charged 100baht from nani rd -to rat u tit rd rip off , and i was by the crown hotel wasnt on bike 2 minutes
Posted by kelvyn2507 on November 4, 2013 05:21
Posted by Jacgem on November 4, 2013 10:30
Yesterday, Tuesday 05 november 2013, I was joining some friends to have dinner at Jungceylon at Patong Beach.
Posted by Whistle-Blower on November 6, 2013 12:27
@ Whistle Floater. So because you have an incident in Patong (Similar incident happens all over Phuket and some other tourist destinations on a daily basis), your clever and wise conclusion is
Posted by Zenobiz on November 6, 2013 21:29
what about all the cars for rent that block up most of the car parking spaces
Posted by Michael on November 6, 2013 23:11
Posted by opsi on November 7, 2013 10:24
@ zenobiz- the problem is that the only way for things to change in Patong is people power. I take it you support mob rule and were quite happy for harm to come to Whistleblower based on your comment? I would welcome your solution to the parking problem.
Posted by Mister Ree on November 7, 2013 11:19
FYI all; there's perfectly good parking space over the road on the eastern side of Jungceylon.
Posted by Sam Wilko on November 7, 2013 12:24
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