City Hall to move against vendors at Pratunam, Ratchathevi and Ratchaprarop

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Vendors at Patunam, Ratchathevi, Ratchaprarop and New Petchaburi roads have been marked as the next target for cleanup by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

The city administration’s deputy city clerk Mr Chakkaphan Piew-ngarm said Tuesday that represents of the City Hall and relevant agencies would meet on Thursday for discussion on how to deal with vendors at the aforementioned sites now that the city administration has imposed a new order on trial basis at Pak Klong Talard flower market.

At Pak Klong Talard, vendors can park their cars to unload and load their produces during 8.30 pm until 4.40 am of the next day and they are allowed to sell their produces at designated areas only. Any violation will be used as an excuse for the City Hall to completely ban their trading on pavements and they will face eviction.

Mr Chakkaphan disclosed that there are about 1,000 vendors at Pratunum, Ratchathevi, New Petchaburi and Ratchaprarop roads and they have posed an obstruction to pedestrians who are forced to walk on roads instead on pavements.

Ratchathevi district chief Chatri Wattanakhechorn said the district had already imposed a new order for vendors at the Victory Monument by restricting their trading grounds to designated zones.

Those who breach the rule by trading outside the designated areas will face a fine of up to 2,000 baht, he said.

Earlier, the city administration has successfully evicted most vendors from pavements at Klong Thom and Sapan Lek areas.