Limited entry to Khao San Road as a end result of overcrowding

Police quickly blocked access to the famend backpacker haven of Khao San Road final night, because the Songkran event attracted an awesome variety of participants. Police are urging new visitors to await the departure of those already on the venue before coming into the 400-metre-long road in Phra Nakhon district. Songkran festivities kicked off yesterday and are anticipated to proceed nicely into the weekend.
The authorities requested that those waiting close by permit approximately quarter-hour for the group to disperse earlier than trying entry to Khao San Road. Access was closed again at 8.50pm, with officials suggesting newcomers go to Ratchadamnoen Avenue for safety reasons, reported Bangkok Post.
Deputy national police chief Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukwimol emphasised the significance of strictly imposing laws for public safety. He said…
“Strict enforcement of regulations is not for police however for the public. Sometimes accidents might cause harm to most of the people.”
Measures to stop overcrowding have been implemented primarily based on earlier Thai New Year celebrations in the space. Withheld have additionally been prepared for Khao San Road in case of unexpected incidents. Pol. Gen. Torsak added that official Songkran festivities on Khao San Road have been scheduled to conclude at 10pm each night time but guests could linger afterward.
Khao San Business Association announced on Wednesday that the Bangkok backpacker haven shall be closed for business between noon and 8pm daily so revellers can benefit from the Songkran celebrations. Businesses, bars and restaurants will reopen as usual straight after the 8pm cut off.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand reckons that both Thai and foreign vacationers will contribute as much as 18.53 billion baht through the three-day Songkran Festival on Khao San Road. Meanwhile, the Kasikorn Research Centre estimates that Thai vacationers alone might spend as a lot as 23 billion baht.
Khao San Road isn’t the one place celebrating the Thai New Year. One of Bangkok’s biggest Songkran Festival celebrations is being held in entrance of the BMA City Hall near the Giant Swing and Phadung Krung Kasem Canal..

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