Officials promise crackdown on Beach Road vehicle-rental agents

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Pattaya-area officials have pledged to crack down on vehicle-rental booths taking up precious Beach Road and sidewalk real estate.

Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh and Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho met with Chonburi Land Transportation Department, police, regulatory-enforcement officers and operators of minibuses, taxis and motorbike- and car-rental agents July 9.

Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh (left) and Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho (center) inspect rentals taking up precious Beach Road and sidewalk real estate.Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh (left) and Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho (center) inspect rentals taking up precious Beach Road and sidewalk real estate.

The meeting was called following long-running complaints about bike- and car-rental agents blocking Beach Road sidewalks and parking spaces with tables and vehicles. Area officials announced they would begin cracking down on the makeshift businesses, clearing off sidewalks and freeing parking spaces.

Additionally, car-rental agents were ordered to remove vehicles parked in Beach Road’s right lane, where city workers currently are performing construction to widen the roadway.

Officials promised more regulation of bus parking and large motorcycle rentals during a meeting coming up on Aug. 6.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Can we file this promise in the same cabinet, with the eliminating the jet-ski mafia, & reducing the ladyboy menace. Or the one with the money spent on crosswalks that pedestrians are afraid to use given all vehicles don’t stop. Or maybe the file about the money spent on security CCTV camera’s that don’t work, not manned, or have been vandalized. I love all the improvements for the betterment of Pattaya, just wish I see some of them.

  2. “Ban on Beach Road parking of rental vehicles” number 247 . Not to worry as the way TAT and Pattaya administration are screwing up tourism, there won’t be many foreigners around to rent them anyway.

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