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Several expressways to be toll-free on Chakri Day, Songkran Festival


Toll fee will be waived on several expressways during public holidays in April.

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Chakri Memorial Day will be observed on April 6 and Songkran Festival celebrations from April 13-15 -- which forms long holidays from April 10 to 15 -- the government announced via its official Facebook page @ThaigovSpokesman on Monday.

“The move aims to eliminate congestion at toll booths and facilitate traffic flow, as well as reduce people’s financial burden,” said the post.

On April 6 and April 13-15, the following expressways will be free:

– Chalerm Maha Nakhon Expressway

– Sirat Expressway

– Udon Ratthaya Expressway (Bang Pa In - Pakkred)

Meanwhile, the Burapha Withi Expressway (Bangna – Chonburi) and Kanchanaphisek Expressway (Bang Phli – Suk Sawat) will be free for eight consecutive days from April 9 to 16 to facilitate travel for people in Bangkok to and from their hometowns during the Songkran Festival.

Published : March 22, 2021

By : THE NATION