Limited entry to Khao San Road because of overcrowding

Police quickly blocked entry to the renowned backpacker haven of Khao San Road last evening, as the Songkran occasion attracted an awesome variety of participants. Police are urging new guests to await the departure of these already on the venue earlier than coming into the 400-metre-long road in Phra Nakhon district. Songkran festivities kicked off yesterday and are anticipated to proceed well into the weekend.
The authorities requested that these ready nearby enable roughly quarter-hour for the group to disperse before making an attempt entry to Khao San Road. Access was closed once more at eight.50pm, with officials suggesting newcomers visit Ratchadamnoen Avenue for security causes, reported Bangkok Post.
Deputy nationwide police chief Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukwimol emphasised the significance of strictly imposing laws for public safety. He said…
“Strict enforcement of laws isn’t for police however for the common public. Sometimes accidents may cause harm to the general public.”
Measures to prevent overcrowding have been applied based on previous Thai New Year celebrations within the space. Emergency exits have additionally been ready for Khao San Road in case of unexpected incidents. Pol. Gen. Manageable added that official Songkran festivities on Khao San Road were scheduled to conclude at 10pm each evening but guests may linger afterward.
Khao San Business Association announced on Wednesday that the Bangkok backpacker haven will be closed for enterprise between noon and 8pm every single day so revellers can enjoy the Songkran celebrations. Black market , bars and eating places will reopen as ordinary straight after the 8pm cut off.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand reckons that both Thai and foreign vacationers will contribute up to 18.fifty three billion baht through the three-day Songkran Festival on Khao San Road. Meanwhile, the Kasikorn Research Centre estimates that Thai vacationers alone could 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 greatest 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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