10/12/2014 The Land Transport Department yesterday ordered the US-based Uber ride sharing service operator to stop services after a meeting with three ride sharing operators.
Uber agreed to cease operations of its services using black coloured registration plate or private cars.
LTD director-general of Teerapong Rodprasert revealed after a meeting with Uber representatives.
Under the agreement reached, Uber will halt its service using private cars in Bangkok and Phuket.
He said there are three ride sharing service operators in Thailand, US-based Uber, Grab Taxi of Singapore, and Easy Taxi of Brazil
Easy Taxi and Grab Taxi use commercially registered vehicles. Only Uber which uses privately registered cars.
If Uber wants to continue to operate those vehicles, it must have to comply with the laws.
Since ride sharing service is booked through mobile application and paid with credit cards, Mr Teerapong questioned the safety of customers and would ask the Information and Communication Technology Ministry to check its security.
Uber is the sole operator that provides ride sharing service using private cars, while two other operators have a mix of both private and commercially registered vehicles.
Easy Taxi and Grab Taxi have agreed to stop operating black registration plate vehicles but will remain running their commercially registered fleet of vehicles.
Uber agreed to terminate its services but is looking into turning their fleet of vehicles into providing sightseeing services which will nevertheless need to be registered with green registration plates with the LTD, Mr Teerapong said. Continue reading “#THAILAND #UBER #ride #sharing #service #operator #STOP”