By Supachai Sinprasert
Public transport services in the area end have already ceased to operate by 10pm and the police vans prevent workers from being stranded or forced to take a taxi.
The project, dubbed "Sai Noy Police Care and Take You Home Safely”, was introduced on June 1 and will continue through August 31. The results will then be assessed to determine whether it should continue or not, though it has so far received such positive feedback that a private sector business has chipped in to support fuel costs, said Sai Noy deputy superintendent Pol Lt Colonel Krittipong Rungrojchote-udom. “Besides making people feel safe at night and giving them a convenient travel option, it also helps prevent crime and can be regarded as having police patrolling the routes,” he said.
The three routes - all staring from the Sai Noy precinct – cover the Sai Noy-Bang Kleuy Road, the Sai Noy-Nong Prao Ngai, and the Sai Noy-Wat Yot. Police officers rotate the duty with two officers for each van.