Free Wi-Fi on some city buses in Thailand

Free Wi-Fi on some city buses in Thailand

Free Wi-Fi will be available to passengers on 1,500 air-conditioned Mass Rapid Transport Authority (MRTA) buses from October 1, acting director Nares Bunpiam said yesterday.

The buses providing the service will be the orange ones dubbed Euro2, though Nares said the bus numbers had not been designated. He also did not say how the connection password would be distributed among passengers.

Separately, as part of restructuring, unused land at MRTA depots and terminals in Bangkok suburbs will be leased out for commercial purposes, mainly to community malls, he said.

Also, some 3,000 newly purchased buses running on compressed natural gas (CNG) will be available for commuters early next year. These buses will run new routes and sport new colours as well as a new MRTA logo.

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