BANGKOK – Bangkok Metro PCL, operator of the capital’s Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) subway, has waived leasing fees for disabled lottery vendors at two of its ‘Metro Malls’ in Rama IX and Phahon Yothin stations.
The move is expected to greatly reduce operating costs for disabled vendors, while complementing the government’s policy to cap lottery prices at 80 baht apiece.
The company will expand the project to other Metro Malls, depending on the success of the pilot program.
Meanwhile, the Disabled Lottery Vendors Association (Thailand) strongly suggested that the government expand the ticket quota for disabled vendors. Each vendor can only receive five books of tickets per cycle, which is greatly limiting their income.