Toll fees will be waived for vehicles on two motorways, Highway 9 Bang Pa In–Bang Phli and Highway 7 Bangkok–Chon Buri, during the Songkran festival to reduce traffic congestion during the annual exodus to the provinces.
Cars crawl along heavily congested Mittraphap Road in Saraburi’s Kaeng Khoi district on Dec 30, 2012. The road is the gateway to northeastern provinces where millions of Bangkok's workforce return to for Songkran. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)
Highways Department director-general Chatchawal Buncharoenkit said on Thursday the toll will be waived from 4pm on April 10 to midnight on April 16 on both highways, known generally as the motorways leading to provinces in the East and to the popular tourist destination of Pattaya in Chon Buri.
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