Deputy government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisoranakul said on Tuesday that the government approved to waive the toll fee of two Motorway routes – No. 7 (Bangkok-Chonburi-Pattaya) and No. 9 (Bang Pa In-Bang Phli and Phra Pra Daeng-Bang Khun Tian) from after midnight of December 30 to midnight of January 3.
“The move aims to reduce people’s financial burden and facilitate traffic flow which is expected to increase during the New Year festival,” she said. “Unobstructed traffic flow at toll booths will also help reduce the accumulation of air pollution produced by vehicles’ emission.”
Earlier, the government announced that January 3 (Monday) is a public holiday compensating New Year Day (January 1) which falls on Saturday. This has formed a four-day long weekend during the New Year festival whereas many people are expected to travel to their hometowns.
Source: The Nation
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