PHUKET: The Patong Hill bus ban, set to begin by the end of February, will only bar buses and large trucks from crossing Phuket’s most infamous hill from 6am to 9am and 4pm to 7pm.

“We will not prevent buses from using the hill to enter Patong all day, just during rush hour,” Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) Chief Terayout Prasertphol told the Phuket Gazette yesterday.

“We are especially concerned about bus brake failure when there is a large volume of traffic on the road.