State-run interprovincial bus operator Transport Company will add 5,000 bus trips per day over the six-day Songkran holiday from April 10 to 15.
Transport Co president Sanyalak Panyawatthanalikhit said the move aims to ensure that no passengers are left behind as the company estimates that around 110,000 people per day will use the Bangkok Bus Terminal in Chatuchak to travel to their hometowns during the Songkran festival.
He said about 70 per cent of bus tickets to the North and Northeast during Songkran have already been reserved, and advised travelers to book online to avoid crowding at the bus terminal.
Mr. Sanyalak added that the company has also employed Covid-19 preventive measures, including mandatory face masks, thermal scanner checkpoints and social distancing on services. (NNT)