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1st-car scheme causing traffic jams in Bangkok

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Bangkok skyline and skytrain on sunset

Bangkok skyline, traffic jam and the Skytrain on sunset. Photo: Diliff.


Thai government’s first-car tax rebate scheme has been a smashing success and a boon for the auto industry, but has helped spawn tremendous traffic snarls on Bangkok streets, traffic officials said.

“We found that people have to spend 30 minutes to an hour more on the road, especially in the main congestion areas such as Silom and Samsen, as many office buildings and schools are located there,” Sujin Tayanukul, director of the Land Traffic Management Division, said yesterday.

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