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An umbrella is used by a BMTA bus driver to keep rain out of his vehicle

Some Thai netizens expressed sympathy for the drivers, while others shared their experiences riding the public bus on a rainy day. A video of water flowing inside the bus from a damaged bus window was posted in the comments by one netizen. The driver’s name is unknown, but netizens have informed other social media followers that he is in charge of bus number 205, which runs from Khlong Toey to The Mall Thapa shopping center. The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority’s officials were humiliated when a bus driver drove his vehicle with an umbrella over his head to keep the rain off. The bus driver posted a photo of himself on Facebook to inform his superiors that the ancient bus he runs is in serious need of repair. The post, unsurprisingly, went viral. “Water leaked when the roof cracked,” reads the caption on the Facebook page that accompanies the photo. Because the bus is ancient, the roof has cracked. The bus is old because…” Always have an umbrella with you when using a public bus. “What about passengers?” says the driver, who needs to put up his umbrella.

“BMTA workers want the public to know about their concerns,” the post continued. This may appear amusing, but it is not enjoyable for them. They want the authorities to deal with the situation. I pity the workers and passengers that had to deal with this.”

The photo was posted to Rotmaethai, which translates to “public bus supporters.” The page also serves as a place for passengers and bus employees to air their grievances about BMTA services. The platform informs netizens about breaking news and useful information regarding Thai public buses.

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