Starting around the end of May, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will create a 600-metre long street food stripe on the left lane of Yaowarat road and another street food stripe on the Khao Sarn road.
Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said Friday that the left lane of Yaowarat road from Chalermburi intersection to Ratchawong intersection would be closed to traffic from 6 pm to midnight and turned into a street food stripe while the Khao Sarn road will be completely closed to traffic from 6 pm until 2 am of the next morning and transformed into a walking street with plenty of street food.
As for the Yaowarat street food stripe, each food vendor will be allocated a space of 1A�2 metres to put up a food stall with no chairs to be allowed to be put on the road.
Regarding the sidewalks in the Chinatown area where vendors have been evicted some months ago as party of the city's beautification campaign, the governor stressed that no vendors would be allowed back to the sidewalks, warning that violators will face tough action from city officials.
Since 2014, the City Hall has evicted vendors from 76 sidewalks in 25 districts with over 16,000 vendors being removed.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)