The Transport Ministry predicts more than four million people will head out to the provinces from Bangkok during the Songkran festival this year as it makes preparations for the exodus.
Caretaker Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt said state agencies would try to mitigate transport problems during the four-day Songkran long weekend, which starts on April 12. The aim is to provide optimum travel convenience to motorists while reducing road accidents.
He said authorities must ensure there are enough taxis to serve people going to and from airports or bus terminals during the festive period. The Mor Chit bus terminal and Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports are usually packed with Songkran travellers.