With the busy tourist season of Songkran, and then summer approaching, tourist police division checked hotels and guesthouses in Khao San and Tha Phra Athit roads of downtown Bangkok. As a result twenty-four operators of guesthouses and hotels have been arrested for violating laws.
Police wanted to see if the operators had the required license to operate their business, if they kept records of all of their guests, if any of their guests overstayed their visas, if past violations have been corrected, and if other norms and regulations have been followed and met. Moreover, a number of accompanying measures have been taken to include stricter punishment for violators, 250 “fix it centers” to minimize road accidents, free basic check-up services for vehicles and others.
These and other measures are aimed to minimize accident numbers especially on the busiest areas in the city during Sognkran.
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