BMTA to adjust bus routes in preparation for planned rally on March 29

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BANGKOK, 24 March 2014 The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority is set to readjust its bus services in light of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC)’s plan to stage mass rallies in Bangkok on March 29th.

According to BMTA Acting Director Nares Boonpiam, public buses need to be re-routed on March 29th following the PDRC’s planned demonstrations in the capital. The BMTA has been assessing the situation closely and will soon draw up new bus plans, so that commuters will be least affected by the rallies.

The acting director also gave a strong assurance that the BMTA would be able to facilitate the travelling of Bangkokians, adding that when the locations of PDRC demonstrations became clear, the readjustments would be announced to the public.

PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban made an official statement on Saturday that the PDRC would take to the streets on March 29th, starting from 9.30 am onward. The aim of the rallies is to call for a national reform in the country prior to the next general election after the Charter Court last week decided to annul the Feb 2 election.