Thai Land Transport Dept. Has Started To Put Partititions In Taxis As Protection From Covid

The Department of Land Transport has started installing acrylic partitions inside taxis to prevent the spread of droplets during the Covid-19 pandemic under a pilot program to install this device in 3,000 taxis by October.
The minister of transport, Saksayam Chidchob, presided over Thursday’s ceremony to inaugurate the first group of taxis equipped with partitions under the ministry’s new-normal initiative to boost public safety and confidence in hiring passenger vehicles.
Among the attendees were Department of Land Transport director-general Jirut Wisanjit, SCG Chemicals co-president Thanawong Areeratchakul, senior officials from the ministry, executives from the company, and taxi drivers.
According to Saksayam, all businesses had to adapt in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The government has assigned the Transport Ministry the task of evaluating measures to prevent the spread of the virus in public transportation and boost the income of taxi operators and drivers.
A pilot project has been launched by the department to install partitions inside taxis to prevent droplets from spreading during conversations, coughing, and sniffing, announced the minister, adding 3,000 taxis have joined the project.
SCG Chemicals Co. designed the acrylic partitions. It was easy to install them in medium-sized and large vehicles, and they wouldn’t interfere with visibility or other safety features.
The installation of the partitions began on Sept 16 and all 3,000 taxis participating in the program will have them by October, he said.
Taxis with partitions will display a sign on the windshield to let passengers know. The QR Codes on the partitions of all participating taxis will allow passengers to rate their experiences, he said.

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