BANGKOK, 16 April 2019 (NNT) -The Department of Land Transport has prepared all measures for the Bangkok-bound return journeys after Songkran holidays, asking cargo trucks to suspend operations until 17 April.
The Department of Land Transport (DLT) Director General Peraphon Thawornsupacharoen revealed the department is implementing road safety and facilitation measures for travellers making their return journeys back to Bangkok after Songkran holidays.
The measures in Bangkok will include the deployment of officials and volunteers to assist passengers at bus terminals in Bangkok, namely Chatuchak, the Southbound Bus Terminal, and Eakkamai, with volunteers providing information at metro stations, Victory Monument, and key transfer points.
In other provinces, inspectors and volunteers will be on site to promote accident prevention measures at bus stations and stops, and to provide facilitation along the road for safety and better traffic flow.
The measures also ensure availability of public transport options with extra services provided to cope with high travel demands. All serving vehicles must pass safety inspections according to category 2 and 3 standards, including the preparedness of drivers, until the end of Songkran festival.
Cargo truck operators have been asked to refrain from operating from now until 17 April 2019 to help clear the road and minimize accident risks.
Travellers from the north and northeastern regions on the Transport Company’s bus services arriving on 16-18 April 2019 from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. will have dedicated area to facilitate high number of arriving passengers, while the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority will be providing free bus services, and Taxi cooperatives providing more taxis to transport passengers from bus station back home.