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Motorists advised to avoid Rama IV, South Sathorn after 3pm

Oct 26. 2020
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By The Nation

The Metropolitan Police Bureau is advising commuters to avoid Rama IV and South Sathorn roads on Monday from 3pm onwards as anti-establishment protesters will be gathering at Sam Yan intersection before they head to the German embassy in Bangkok.

Pol Maj-General Jirasan Kaewsangek, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, said this route usually struggles with heavy traffic, especially during rush hour.

To avoid being caught in jams, he advised people to avoid Rama IV Road (Sam Yan-Witthayu intersection), South Sathorn Road (Witthayu-YMCA intersection) as well as the Witthayu intersection.

Instead, he said, motorists could opt for Rama I-Banthat Thong, Henri Dunant-Surawong, Rajdamri-Silom, Witthayu-Sarasin-Rajdamri routes or take Duang Phithak, Saladaeng, Convent, Narathiwat Ratchanakarin roads or Soi Ngam Dupli or the Chalerm Mahanakorn Expressway.

“If people must use Rama IV Road, they take the Thai-Japanese and Thai-Belgian bridges,” he said, adding that traffic police was ready to control the congestion.

Motorists can call Traffic Control and Command Centre's hotline 1197, use M-Help Me smartphone application, or visit Traffic Police Division's website for more information.

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