Hundreds of cars parked and forgotten about are being removed in an effort to clean up Bangkok.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is offering a cash reward for reporting abandoned vehicles in a bid to ease traffic congestion.
Deputy Bangkok governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul said tip-offs about cars left for long periods on streets or in public places will be rewarded with half of the fine paid by the owner — up to 5,000 baht.
If the owner cannot be traced, City Hall will post a notice on the car — and if unclaimed after 15 days, it will be towed to a designated location pending payment of the fine.
If it continues to be unclaimed the vehical will be auctioned off.
This weekend another 860 vehicles were identified. Most of these have already been removed to several storage lots, some by the owners themselves after the 15 day action notices were attached to them.
The impounded motors will be kept at yards provided by district offices, as the BMA lacks space to store them. It has only two tow trucks for the operation.
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