Pattaya officials have backtracked over their recent plan to remove one of Pattaya’s most famous “landmarks”.

Deciding to keep the dolphin roundabout instead of tearing it up and replacing it with traffic lights.

Dolphins not going anywhere- Pattaya decides to keep roundabout

Locals had not been shy about voicing their displeasure over the plans to remove the roundabout since the original announcement was made several months ago.

Officials originally stated that the beloved roundabout had to go as it was causing problems for Pattaya’s traffic flow around the city.

Dolphins not going anywhere- Pattaya decides to keep roundabout

Now however they have backtracked on their 7 million baht plan to replace the roundabout.

The decision to keep the dolphins in place was made at a high level meeting at city hall this week, where the Mayor of Pattaya was joined by other top officials.

They decided that more studies were needed to be carried out to find a solution to improving traffic flow around the city.

Dolphins not going anywhere- Pattaya decides to keep roundabout

Also discussed at the meeting was how well they had all done to bring order to baht buses (song thaews) operating in Pattaya.

Sinchai Wattanasatsathorn returned the focus of the meeting back to the issue at hand traffic flow in the city and stated that the roundabout could not be solely to blame for congestion in the city.

Studies will now be carried out to find a long term solution to improve Pattaya’s traffic congestion.

Source : Manager

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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