BANGKOK, 9 July 2014 – Bangkok Metropolitan Administration officials on Wednesday inspected pedestrian walkways on Ramkhamheang Road, as the regulations on footpath reorganization has come into effect.
Bangkok Governor Chief Advisor Wallop Suwandee, together with Bangkok Governor Advisor Pol Maj Gen Wichai Sungprapai and other related units, yesterday visited the area in front of Ramkhamheang University, where hundreds of vendors stalls have been allowed to set up their stalls at night.
The new regulations, now in effect, are aimed at returning the walkway surface in the area to pedestrians during the daytime, while preventing vendors from unfairly claiming the area for their business operations.
The BMA Public Works Department has contacted the owners of the stalls encroaching on the street to remove them immediately.
The BMA previously allowed vendors to start setting up their stalls at 6 pm. They will be allowed to set them up at 7.30 am. from now on.