1,800 Bangkok Vans to be Banned from Road

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About 1,800 vans will have to stop taking passengers at the end of this month after being registered for more than 10 years, a transport committee said.

The committee headed by Col Sombat Thanyawan, deputy commander of the Second Cavalry Division, held a meeting on Thursday and reaffirmed its decision to have operators stop using 10-year-old vans.

The van operators have called on the committee to be lenient and extend the limit to 15 years. But the committee decided that after a decade, a van becomes dangerous for passengers, Sombat said. He said 1,800 out of 6,000 vans in Bangkok must be decommissioned and violators will face a fine of 50,000 to 200,000 THB.

The Nation