Vehicle parking fees now charged on 66 Bangkok roads

Vehicle parking fees now charged on 66 Bangkok roads

A city official issues a parking coupon to a pickup truck on a Bangkok road as City Hall's new parking fees on 66 roads take effect on Thursday. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)
A city official issues a parking coupon to a pickup truck on a Bangkok road as City Hall's new parking fees on 66 roads take effect on Thursday. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)

Motorists parking their vehicles on 66 roads in Bangkok, mostly inner areas, must now pay hourly parking fees to City Hall, under a new city law published in the Royal Gazette on Wednesday.

The announcement, signed by Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang, took effect on Sept 27.

The parking areas and fees cover designated areas on 66 roads across Bangkok.

Parking fees start from 5 baht for the first hour for motorcycles and 10 baht per subsequent hour, or part of an hour; 10 baht for the first hour for four-wheel cars and 20 baht an hour thereafter; 20 baht for the first hour for six-wheel vehicles and 30 baht thereafter; 30 baht for the first hour for 8-wheel vehicles and 40 baht thereafter; 40 baht for the first hour for 10-wheel vehicle and 60 baht thereafter; and 50 baht for the first hour of vehicles with more than 10 wheels and 80 baht an hour from then.

An hour is the minimum charge.

The 66 roads, mostly inner Bangkok and some Thon Buri areas, are:  Song Sawat, Phadsai, Yaowaphanit, Song Wat, Maha Chak, Santiphap, Maitri Chit, Mittraphan, Rop Wong Wian 22 Karakadakhom, Lamphun Chai, Soi Thanakhan Krungthep Uthit, Yommaratsukhum, Luang, Saleerat Wipak, Padiphat, Rong Muang, Soi Rong Muang 1, Soi Rong Muang 2, Soi Rong Muang 3, Soi Rong Muang 4, Soi Rong Muang 5, Charat Muang, Charoen Muang, Maha Nakhon, Mahannop, Boriphat; Phahurat; Burapha, Phra Sumen, Nakhon Sawan, Ban Mo, Wisut Kasat, Nakhon Chaisi, Pracha Rat Sai 2, Tha Din Daeng, Rop Talat Tai Saphan Ratchadapisek (Talat Phlu), Ram Budtri, Phra Athit, Atsadang, Maha Rat, Charoen Rat, Bangkok Noi-Taling Chan, Chao Sai, Mangkon, Phanchit, Soi Nana, Krung Kasem, Phlap Phla Chai, Phran Nok, Khao San, Chakkraphatdiphong, Luk Luang, Amnuay Songkhram, Pracha Rat Sai 1, Krungthep-Non, Fueng Nakhon, Boonsiri, Charoen Krung, Phra Phiphit, Sanam Chai, Setthakarn, Damrong Rak, Phahon Yothin 7 (Soi Aree), Arun Amarin, Sarasin and Ratchadamri.

Kritsada Siripibun, director of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s finance department, said later on Thursday the parking fees were collected by officials from the BMA’s finance division.

They carried BMA identity cards and issued receipts for motorists paying the parking charges.

He said the BMA regulation was not new. The existing regulation on parking fees dated back to 1994 and had been amended.

The announcement, published in Royal Gazette on Wednesday exempted vehicles parked on Ratchadamri Road from parking fees between 4am and 8am every day, Mr Kritsada said.

Previously, parking fees were not collected during three periods - 4am to 8am, 5pm to 7pm and on Sunday from 7pm to midnight.

A city official shows a parking fee ticket. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)

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