Thai transit authority scraps gas bus plans

Thailand’s Bangkok Mass Transit Authority has decided to scrap a contract to procure 489 gas-powered buses awarded to the Bestlin Group.
By Staff reporter 9 February 2017 0 23922

Thailand’s Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has decided to scrap a contract to procure 489 gas-powered buses awarded to the Bestlin Group because of delays to delivery and a tax avoidance scandal surrounding the company, according to the Bangkok Post.

Bestlin had delivered 390 buses to the BMTA as of the beginning of February, of which 274 have been examined and have started the registration process.

The Transport Ministry is also reconsidering its order for 200 electric buses.

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