Limited access to Khao San Road as a result of overcrowding

Police briefly blocked access to the renowned backpacker haven of Khao San Road last night, because the Songkran event attracted an overwhelming number of individuals. Police are urging new visitors to await the departure of those already on the venue earlier than entering the 400-metre-long road in Phra Nakhon district. Songkran festivities kicked off yesterday and are anticipated to proceed properly into the weekend.
The authorities requested that those ready nearby allow roughly quarter-hour for the gang to disperse earlier than attempting entry to Khao San Road. Access was closed once more at 8.50pm, with officers suggesting newcomers visit Ratchadamnoen Avenue for security causes, reported Bangkok Post.
Deputy national police chief Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukwimol emphasised the importance of strictly imposing regulations for public safety. He said…
“Strict enforcement of laws isn’t for police but for the public. Sometimes accidents could trigger harm to most people.”
Measures to prevent overcrowding have been carried out based on earlier Thai New Year celebrations in the space. Blacklisted have additionally been ready for Khao San Road in case of unexpected incidents. Pol. Gen. Torsak added that official Songkran festivities on Khao San Road were scheduled to conclude at 10pm every evening however guests could linger afterward.
Khao San Business Association introduced on Wednesday that the Bangkok backpacker haven will be closed for business between noon and 8pm daily so revellers can enjoy the Songkran celebrations. Businesses, bars and eating places will reopen as usual straight after the 8pm minimize off.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand reckons that both Thai and foreign tourists will contribute up to 18.53 billion baht in the course of the three-day Songkran Festival on Khao San Road. Meanwhile, the Kasikorn Research Centre estimates that Thai vacationers alone might spend as much 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 close to the Giant Swing and Phadung Krung Kasem Canal..

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