Bridges over the South Pattaya canal that connected to nightclubs on Walking Street would soon be demolished due to being illegally built, and the owner would face legal action, according to the Pattaya deputy mayor.
Manoch Nongyai, Pattaya Deputy Mayor, on Wednesday, August 24th, responded to citizens’ grievances about a new bridge over the South Pattaya canal, which the concerned citizens said may have been constructed without proper permission.
According to Manoch, there were three bridges over the canal, but only the one owned by Siam Bayshore Hotel was built legally with permission from the Marine Department. The deputy carried on that the other two bridges were owned by private parties and lacked permission, so they would soon be demolished. One, however, was still being debated in court because the owner had filed an appeal, Manoch added.
“The new bridge has secretly been constructed while we were electing for a new mayor. However, I have already instructed officials to put a demolition order notice on the bridge to warn the owners and pedestrians,” Manoch stated.
The owners of the bridge would be charged for encroaching on the canal, according to the deputy mayor. He also ensured that Pattaya City never ignored the voices of citizens and visitors.
The bridges connect to Indian nightclubs on the other side whose owners have vowed to fight the demolition order in court. Without the bridge, the nightclubs are basically inaccessible from Walking Street.
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