Police, City Hall to strictly enforce alcohol-free Songkran

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BANGKOK, April 5 — Metropolitan Police Bureau and Bangkok’s Bangrak district office are jointly enforcing strict measures to ensure that the upcoming Songkran Festival at Silom Road would be run safely and free of alcohol.

Deputy Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Pol Maj Gen Worasak Nopsittiporn said during Songkran Festival, April 13-15, Silom Road between the Saladaeng intersection to Nararom intersection would be closed from 2pm-9pm daily for Songkran celebration.

He said more than 200 trafic police and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)’s City Law Enforcement Department officials with additional company of riot police would be assigned to ensure safety at the event.

Gen Worasak said members of the public who join the party would be urged to enjoy water splashing in an appropriate manner, talc would be banned, volume of music from loundspeakers would be reduced.

Pick up truck carry passengers and tanks of water would be prohibited along with racing, he said.

On April 11-12, the Bangrak district office will conduct a launch strong campaign to promote Silom Songkran festive as fun, safe, without weapons and alcohol free.

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