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Reforming Bangkok's snarled traffic

A traffic jam in the heart of Bangkok. (Photo by Nozomu Ogawa)

Thailand's traffic authorities are at last getting serious about tackling the chronic congestion in Bangkok, following an order by the ruling junta to solve the traffic problems on the capital's 21 main roads -- in just one month.

The junta's order came in response to a report published by TomTom International that ranked Bangkok's traffic congestion the world's second-worst after Mexico City.

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