Heavy-duty trucks to be restricted on Bangkok streets

Aswin Kwanmuang

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang on Tuesday said no heavy-duty trucks would be allowed to ply Bangkok’s streets from morning until late evening.

Aswin said the action was part of efforts to reduce PM 2.5 airborne dust in the Thai capital from upcoming December to February.

“From Dec. 1 until Feb. 28, all six-wheel or 10-wheel or heavier trucks will be prohibited from running on Bangkok’s streets daily from 06:00 a.m. until 09.00 p.m. Such vehicles might otherwise aggravate the city’s air pollution with their exhaust smoke.’’

He said a high volume of particulate matter is expected in the air throughout Bangkok during the ending part of this year and the early part of next year.

The governor said that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration had already set up stations to monitor PM 2.5 airborne dust in all the 50 districts and in many public parks throughout the city.

He added that open-air public activities would be strongly discouraged while the construction of high buildings or railways might not be allowed during that period to reduce airborne dust. (Xinhua/NAN)

– Oct. 27 2020 @ 14:25 GMT |

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