PHUKET: Patong Police are looking forward to giving the people of Phuket a gift for the New Year public parking spaces along the Patong beach road that are free of taxi and tuk-tuk thugs.

Lt Col Akanit Danpitaksat, Deputy Superintendent of the Patong Police, said his team was ready to enforce the new regulation to reduce the number of taxis occupying parking places throughout Patong and elsewhere in Phuket.

The regulation was signed into effect by a Phuket Provincial Government proclamation issued on November 18.