Some outbound lanes on Chaeng Watthana Rd now open for traffic


BANGKOK, 18 February 2014 People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protesters have agreed to return a portion of Chaeng Watthana Road’s surface to the public to allow traffic to pass through. 

Police Colonel Charoen Sisassalak, deputy commander of Metropolitan Police 2, spoke of the negotiation with PDRC leaders at the Chaeng Watthana rally site on Monday. According to him, the demonstrators, who were led by Phra Phuttha Issara, agreed to open the road surface on some of Chaeng Watthana’s outbound lanes. Commuters looking to travel to Pakkret in Nonthaburi will now be able to use the road behind the government complex to enter Chaeng Watthana Road.

Pol. Col. Charoen said Traffic Police and PDRC guards will help to facilitate traffic flow on the newly-opened lanes. However, protesters still refused to open the inbound lanes on Chaeng Watthana Road.