Free underground ride for fathers on King’s birthday

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BANGKOK, Nov 29 – The Bangkok Metro Company Limited (BMCL), the underground train operator, is offering a free ride for fathers on His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday, which Thailand celebrates also as Father’s Day.

Chartchai Praditpong, BMCL corporate relations director, said the company will offer a free ride for fathers on Father’s Day to celebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday on December 5.

The free ride campaign is to pay homage to the King and his great contributions to the country as well as to foster family relationships, he added.

To receive free ride coupons at all ticket counters, a father and son or daughter are required to travel together from and to the same stations.

Children who are less than 90 centimetres tall are eligible for a free ride as well.