MOT prepares traffic plan for Songkran


BANGKOK, 28 March 2014 The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport, Mr. Somchai Siriwattanachok said MOT expectations of traffic during the period 11-17 April 2014 were for 11 million vehicles on the roads, 9.9 million people travelling by public transport, and 4 million journeys by people, back and forth to other provinces. Therefore, MOT is arranging a free bus service during the Songkran Festival to support up to 64,000 tourists. There will also be an increase in the frequency of bus services, expected to offer 1,517 trips. In addition there will be 32 Thai trains available for regular free services.

Moreover, the Transport Co.,Ltd will run more buses to offer 49,000 trips, including the provision of Shuttle Bus services. The Expressway Authority of Thailand is to exempt the toll way fee on the Buraphavithee (Bangna-Chonburi) elevated highway from 10th April at 1 AM, until midnight 16th April.

The Department of Highways will waive tolls on motorway number 7 (Bangkok-Chonburi) and no.9 eastern ring road (Bang Phli-Bang Pa-in) from 16.00 on 10 April to 16th April.