UPDATE: Officials meet with taxi drivers to discuss about ‘stealing customers’ issue in Patong

Patong –

  Patong Police and officials from the Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) met with taxi drivers in Patong to discuss about a ‘stealing customers’ issue.

Our previous story:

The issue has gone viral on Phuket’s social media on August 11th. Taxi drivers who are stationed at a taxi stall in front of a hotel near Kalim Beach in Patong have posted papers on power poles nearby.

Officials met with those taxi drivers later. The Patong Police Chief Lieutenant Colonel Poom Semworanon told the Phuket Express, “Taxi drivers told us that they are worried about unregistered taxi drivers or as they call them ‘’Black Number Plates’ who are picking up customers. There were some misunderstandings. They did not mean to stop registered ‘legal’ taxi drivers. However, we have told them to be good hosts to welcome tourists and give them good taxi service.”


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.