1.46 million welfare cards to cover Airport Rail Link fares

21 May 2019 | View : 109

BANGKOK, 21st May 2019 (NNT) - Today is the first day for 1.46 million state welfare card holders to use their card to cover payments for Airport Rail Link fares via Krung Thai Bank’s EDC machines at all eight stations.

Department of Comptroller General Director General Sutthirat Ratanachoti confirmed that both Maeng Moom cards, totaling 1.3 millions, and Contactless EMV 4.0 cards, totaling 160,000, which have been registered in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Prakarn and Samut Sakhon can be used for the Airport Rail Link fares via the EDC machines at all eight stations from today.

The director general said each state welfare card holder is entitled to a maximum of 500 baht per month in fares charged by the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority, BTS, MRT and Airport Rail Link system to reduce the traveling expenses and upgrade the quality of life of the card holder

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