Police have decided to zone off alcohol-free areas in Bangkok and major provinces for this year's Songkran celebration to ensure safety for all revellers, along with other measures to reduce traffic congestion and accidents.
“The major change [in security measures] this year will be zoning areas designated by each police station and each Metropolitan Police division to ensure safety. For example, the zoning areas in Bangkok will include Khao San Road, Silom Road and Rama 9 Road. Other provinces are Khon Khon, Pattaya and Phuket,” deputy national police chief Ruangsak Jaritek said on Monday.
“Within such areas, the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages will be strictly prohibited. Security officers will conduct foot patrols of the areas.”
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