BANGKOK, 4 May 2012 The city police have assured its readiness to deal with traffic congestion in Bangkok when the new school term starts later this month.
Deputy Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Police Major General Worasak Nopsittiporn, said that all traffic policemen in Bangkok have been instructed to prepare themselves for the resumption of classes for the 2012 school year, which will begin in May.
In doing so, all traffic police superintendents have been invited to a special seminar on traffic information, which will be accordingly distributed to parents when the new school term begins.
Moreover, all officers have been urged to collaborate with schools in the capital to solve any traffic problems that may occur.
At the same time, traffic volunteers will be recruited to assist police officers, when necessary, said Police Major General Worasak.
He added that the Metropolitan Police Bureau has been working with the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) to assure that the city’s bus operation will be safe for students and will not complicate the already congested traffic condition.
The Deputy Metropolitan Police Commissioner went on to say that contingency plans, which include the towing service, water pumps, fire trucks, and ambulances, have been considered for implementation in case of an accident or natural disaster that may disrupt the city traffic.
(NNT : Nopparat Chaichalearmmongkol)