Chiang Mai to re-regulate Sunday walking street

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CHIANG MAI – Chiang Mai authorities will be rearranging the Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Street, as vendors have violated the rules and regulations, says mayor.

Chiang Mai Mayor Tatsanai Puranupakorn has revealed that the municipality had received notifications of misconducts among authorized vendors at Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Street.

He said some authorized vendors have transferred their permit to other vendors in exchange for a sum of money, while some of the items that are being sold by these vendors are pirated goods.

Violators to the municipality rules will face confiscation of their authorized selling space and legal punishment, along with the ban from the walking street vendor membership; while the permit will be issued only to enlisted vendors according to the survey conducted in 2015.

Chiang Mai City Municipality has been authorized by the court to regulate activities at the walking street regarding orderliness, and have been urged against any obstruction of the walkways. However, 326 vendors were reported to be violating official instructions, resulting in a report being submitted to the police and the discontinuation of their street vendor permit.