BANGKOK, 18 April 2019 (NNT) - The government has opened a joint command center for public safety and traffic measures which will be carried out around the clock during coronation ceremonies during May 2 and May 5.
A working group of the joint command center has held a meeting with relevant agencies on preparations for varied measures during coronation ceremonies, ranging from the running of shared responsibilities, daily operations, food and drinks service, medical aid and parking lots to public safety measures. The opening ceremony was held on Thursday for the joint command center for safety and traffic measures during coronation ceremonies for which Yutthanathikarn Room at the Ministry of Defense headquarters will locate it until May 7.
The Royal Thai Police spokesman, Piya Uthayo said 'Every unit has been almost 100% ready today. Importantly, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has instructed every unit to provide public safety and traffic measures and to do the best of their ability to the extent that the people be least affected.'
Beginning on May 2, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn is scheduled to proceed to Royal Plaza, Phra Buddha Yod Fa Bridge and the Grand Palace to pay homage before the statues of former kings during which traffic will be temporarily closed from 01.00 a.m. on eight roads, namely Na Phra Larn, Na Phra That, Ratchadamnoen Nai, Sanam Chai, Hab Phoei, Lak Muang, Kalyanamaitree and Soi Saranrom.
On May 3, six roads will be temporarily closed, namely Rajini, Sanam Chai, Na Phra That, Phra Chan, Maharat and Thai Wang, from 03.00 p.m. to 12.00 a.m.
On May 5, 34 roads, mostly lying in the perimeters, will be temporarily closed to accommodate the people who will attend the coronation ceremonies and take view of His Majesty the King along the way passing 10 roads, namely Ratchadamnoen Nok, Sri Ayutthaya, Phitsanulok, part of an elevated road, Chakraphadiphong and Nakhon Sawan.
The people may get prepared to attend the ceremonies and make travel plans during that period by obtaining information via Phra Larn website.