Apps launched for commuters seeking van rides in and out of Bangkok 

national March 20, 2017 17:16

By The Nation

Police in Bangkok launched an online application on Monday to help commuters get van rides more conveniently.

“GetVan booking” is an app for booking vans online anywhere and anytime. Some 2,500 van operators have joined the project.

In its initial stage, users can reserve a seat in a van travelling on 30 routes within 300 kilometres of Bangkok. 

Another application, which has also proven popular, is the “Police I lert u” created in 2015 by the Metropolitan Police Bureau to get swift service for people who need emergency help. Users can send personal information, photos, plus the location and time of emergency cases to a city police “war room”.