Mochit 2 packed with passengers leaving Bangkok
Mochit Bus Terminal 2 is reportedly packed with passengers wanting to return home as Bangkok is threatened with flood.
Following the government’s public holiday announcement in 21 provinces, from today until next Monday, those whose homes are in the countryside have flocked to the Bangkok Bus Terminal at Mochit hoping to flee the flood during the long weekend.
The Transport Company reported that since the company has no advance booking policy; trips to the Northeast have to be bought on the same day the buses leave. More passengers have arrived at the Bus Terminal to purchase tickets in advance for the evening’s and tomorrow’s trips.
According to the company, there are currently 127 buses available for 5,000 people who wish to leave Bangkok throughout the day. Over 30 buses have already left the capital city. The Transport Company expressed concerns that the bus might not be able to arrive on time due to heavy traffic in some areas. However, the company will provide more buses to make sure no one misses a trip.
BANGKOK, 27 October 2011 (NNT)-Reporter : NUPPOL SUVANSOMBUT
News Date : 27 October 2011