Bangkok motorists urged to avoid routes around protest site today
Bangkok police have advised motorists to avoid routes around Democracy Monument on Rajdamnoen Avenue as pro-democracy protesters have announced plans to hold a rally there on Saturday from 2pm, and later march to Government House in Dusit district.
“This Saturday, avoid using the following roads and bridges, ideally from noon until the rally ends: Rajdamnoen Klang Avenue, Rajdamnoen Nok Avenue, Din Sor Road, Tanao Road, Phitsanulok Road, Nakhon Sawan Road and Phra Pin Klao Bridge,” said Pol Major-Gen Jirasan Kaewsaeng-Ake, deputy Metropolitan Police chief.
“People wishing to travel from Phra Nakhon district to Thonburi should use Sawan Khalok Road once they get off the Yommarat Expressway. The road will lead to Rajavithi Road and then Thonburi Bridge,” he added.
“If you come from Rama VI Road, take the Liab Khlong Phadung Krungkasem Road which will lead to Yaowarat Road and then Phra Pok Klao Bridge. If you come from Rama IV Road, then take South Sathorn Road and head to Taksin Bridge to cross to Thonburi.”
Those in Thonburi wishing to travel to Phra Nakhon district should use the elevated road to get to Srirat Expressway or use Sirindhorn Road which leads to Krung Thonburi Bridge, he advised.
To inquire about traffic routes or request roadside assistance, contact hotline 1197, visit www.trafficpolice.go.th, Line official account “Police Traffic News”, or download the mobile application “M-Help Me”.