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Buddhist Lent Exodus Causes Traffic Congestion

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Expressway in Pathum Thani province

Expressway in Pathum Thani province. Photo: David Rubin / flickr.


BANGKOK, July 4 (TNA) – Exodus to the North and the Northeast caused traffic congestion from early morning as people went on vacation during the extended holiday before the Buddhist Lent.

For the four-day holiday, the cabinet ordered the Highways Department to waive tolls on Highway 7 (Bangkok-Chon Buri) and Highway 9 (Bangkok’s eastern ring road) from 12.01am on July 3 to midnight of July 8 to facilitate traffic flows. The department would lose about 120 million baht of tolls while vacationers are stimulating the national economy.

Full story: mcot.net

TNA


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