City Hall to discuss court’s order to change road name

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will call an urgent meeting with directors of Phya Thai and Din Daeng district offices to discuss the Supreme Administrative Court's order to change the name of a section of Sutthisan Winitchai Road to Inthamara.

On July 20, the court, in response to a complaint from the Inthamara family, ordered Bangkok governor, the city clerk and district chiefs of Phya Thai and Din Daeng district offices to right the wrong within 180 days.

According to the complainant, a police committee resolved in 1960 to name the road section as Inthamara to honour Pol Lt Gen Toh Inthamara, who developed the area into police accommodation.

Sub-Lt Panupong Sutthisarn, director of registration office which is in charge of naming roads, soi and klongs in Bangkok, said Tuesday (July 25) that concerned authorities would carefully study the court's order.

Sub-Lt Panupong said he understood that the name change would be limited to a stretch of the road from Saphan Kwai intersection to Sutthisan intersection.

After the name change, he said residents living in the particular stretch of the road would be notified of the change so that they would go to the district office to have the road name mentioned in their ID cards corrected.

He refused to comment on whether the name of Sutthisan MRT station should be changed to Inthamara because the train is not within the jurisdiction of the city administration.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)