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“Sound of Music” safety plan abandoned after road chief uses his initiative

Thai Rath reported that a project to stop accidents on a stretch of scenic Phetchabun road had been abandoned after it failed to work.

“Rumble strips” had been painted on the hard shoulder of a road that became known as the “Sound of Music” highway.

It appeared it was now more dangerous than before so the strips were hastily removed.

Netizens questioned whether public money was used to finance the scatterbrain scheme.

But director of rural roads in the north eastern Thai province Klaharn Tharaksa claimed he had used his own money for the paint.

That had cost him 20,000 baht excluding labor.

He said it was an experimental project and as such he decided to use his own initiative and get painters to work out of regular hours such as at weekends and at night.

But it hadn’t worked and now he was forced to scrape off the strips and go back to square one.

Thai VisaThai Rath



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