Coconuts Bangkok: "The cabinet yesterday approved a THB2.2 billion project to extend free bus and train services for another six months.
Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said the free public transport service will be extended to the end of April of 2017, Daily News reported.
There are currently 800 free buses and 152 free trains in service. The free ride scheme was initiated in 2008 during Samak Sundaravej’s term as prime minister and has been continued ever since to help lower travel expenses for low-income people."
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