Tri Akadecha, the Governor of Phuket, presided over a meeting discuss about transportation rates in Patong. There were representatives from related sectors included Phuket Transportation Office, Patong Municipality and Kathu District Office who attended the meeting.
Tri said that the transportation rate in Patong was not fair. There have been many complaints from tourists about the unfair rate in this area. Therefore, the provincial government announced the standard rate for transportation in Patong, for taxis or Tuk Tuks, to other spots within Patong should be 200 Baht a time. This rate covers 4 passengers. If there are more passengers, the drivers can charge 50 baht more per passenger.