Those returning to Bangkok by road advised to take alternate routes


BANGKOK, 2 January 2014 – Commuters traveling back to Bangkok have been advised to use alternate routes to avoid getting caught in jammed traffic, according to police.

Police Lieutenant General Ruengsak Charit-ek, the Royal Thai Police assistant commissioner for traffic, made suggestions for road users who were traveling from the North and Northeast into Bangkok as the New Year’s holiday come to a close.

Those planning to travel on Mitraphap Rd. are advised to take highway number 305 leading to Nakhon Naiyok, then entering the motorway that leads into Bangkok. Those coming from the North are advised to avoid Dechatiwong Bridge in Nakhon Sawan and take highway number 340 (Suphanburi – Bang Bua Thong – Talingchan) and highway number 347 (Bang Pa-in) instead.

Traffic policemen from Bangkok and other sectors have also been diverted to help traffic policemen in the various provinces facilitate people’s return to Bangkok.