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Good times end, roads clogged again

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All roads led to Bangkok again on Tuesday, as people returned to the capital to return to work on the final day of the Songkran festival holiday. 

Traffic begins building up on the inbound Friendship Highway, between Nakhon Ratchasima to Saraburi,  as Songkran revellers return to Bangkok on Tuesday, with a total slowdown expected late in the day. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

About 80,000 police aided by 40,000 volunteers were deployed on all eight incoming main roads - the Asian Highway, Pahon Yothin, Friendship Highway, Thon Buri-Pak Tor, the Motorway and the ring roads - with almost 2,400 checkpoints set up to direct traffic into Bangkok, Pol Lt Gen Ruangsak Jaritek, assistant national police chief, said.

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