Bus terminals packed with passengers heading home to celebrate Songkran

Over 200,000 people left Bangkok by bus service of Transport Company at its three bus terminals at Chatuchak, Ekamai and Sai Tai (southern bus terminal) on Wednesday, said Ms Rapeepan Wannapinthu, assistant managing director of state-run Transport Company, on Thursday.

The last bus trip was at 1 am today and no passengers were left stranded at the three terminals, she said, adding that as for today (Thursday), a total of 7,697 bus trips for a normal of 6,028 daily trips had been made available to accommodate of up to about 140,000 passengers who are expected to travel home today to celebrate the Songkran festival.

Meanwhile, Mr Chirasak Yaowatsakul, managing director of Transport Company, said most of the passengers who would travel tomorrow (Friday) would travel to provinces which are not far away from Bangkok such as Saraburi, Ayutthaya and others.

Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, the national police chief, led a team of policemen to Chatuchak or Mor Chit 2 bus terminal to observe the situation and to make sure the bus service was smooth and the travelers were ensured convenience.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)