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Motorists can use new Korat highway for free during Songkran break


The new Motorway No 6 between Bang Pa-in and Nakhon Ratchasima (Pak Chong to Sikhiu) will be officially opened on Wednesday by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in time for the Songkran holidays.

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Motorists will be able to use the outbound part of the motorway for free from April 9 and the inbound direction from April 14 until April 19. The motorway will only be open to four-wheel vehicles.

Meanwhile, government spokesman Anucha Buraphachasri said the Cabinet has earmarked Bt6.63 billion in compensation for people whose land was expropriated for the Bang Pa-in-Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) motorway. Those dissatisfied with their compensation can file an appeal with the Transport Ministry, he added.

So far, there are only 361 people who have not received their compensation worth Bt415 million, which will be handed out in fiscal 2022.

The Department of Highways has confirmed that there has been no problem in expropriating land for the motorway

Published : April 06, 2021

By : The Nation