Cabinet extends free train, bus services

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BANGKOK, 23 April 2014 – The cabinet has agreed to extend free bus and train services for another 3 months in a bid to help reduce living expenses. 

Speaking after a cabinet meeting, Deputy Government Spokeswoman Sunisa Lertpakawat said the cabinet had resolved to grant a 3-month extension for the free third-class train and non-air conditioned bus services, with an aim to help those low-income people save their living costs.

According to her, the free bus and train policy will be in effect until July 31st, with the existing one expiring at the end of April.

Despite the cabinet approval, the matter would have to be forwarded to the Election Commission (EC) for a nod as the current government is only a caretaker one, added the spokeswoman.