Despite the promises of a certain candidate during the last Bangkok Governor Election, the fares will be raised on the BTS skytrain’s core 23.5-kilometer routes with effect on June 1. Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra last week confirmed that BTSC, the skytrain operator, had the right to increase fares on the BTS electric railway under the company’s concession valid for the next 17 years.
We hear too many promises by Bangkok politicians. But in the end, it is always for the benefit and selfishness of the few and not the many. Of course those earning high wages would not feel the pinch to their purse but many who take the BTS are not enjoying the same lifestyle as the high society.