Officials from the Ministry of Transport (MOT) contacted ride-hailing app Uber to ask them to halt operations while the government performs a study that looks at the effects of ride hailing apps on transportation in other countries that have legalized the service.
The MOT is currently hiring a firm to conduct the study.
What the MOT most wants to know is: what standard of vehicles are used, how satisfied users are, who uses the services, who supervises the drivers and how to tax such a service.
They plan to start by looking at how the government and ride apps have answered these questions and dealt with these issues in nearby Malaysia and Singapore, reported Thai PBS
They’ve said the study should take 6-12 months and they want Uber to stop offering rides during that time.