‘Songkran Sukjai’ opens free motorway running for 7 full days.

Bangkok, The Ministry of Transport is organizing "Songkran Happy" with free motorway running for 7 full days, including M7, M9, while M6 and M81 are temporarily open as usual. Mr. Suriya Juangroongruangkit The Minister of Transport revealed that as Prime Minister Mr. Settha Thavisin gave the policy to the Ministry of Transport to prepare to accommodate people's travel during the Songkran festival between 12-16 April 2024 at the Cabinet meeting (Cabinet .) There was a resolution to waive toll fees on 2 intercity highways of the Department of Highways during the Songkran Festival, for a total of 7 days, from 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2024 to 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday the 17th. April 2024 as follows Special Highway No. 7 (M7) Bangkok - Chonburi - Pattaya - Map Ta Phut section Special Highway No. 9 (M9), Bangkok Outer Ring Road (Kanchanaphisek Road) Bang Pa-in - Bang Phli section and Phra Pradaeng section - Bang Khun Thian Interchange Including the opening of a trial service of Expressway No. 81 (M81), Bang Yai-Kanchanaburi line. The western Nakhon Pathom checkpoint - Kanchanaburi checkpoint, a distance of 51 kilometers, and Special Highway No. 6 (M6), Bang Pa-in - Nakhon Ratchasima line. The Department of Highways continues to provide free use. From Pak Chong - bypassing Nakhon Ratchasima, a distance of 77.493 kilometers as before. Because during the Songkran Festival of 2024 there are continuous holidays. From 12 April 2024 to 16 April 2024, it is expected that many people will return to their hometowns. Resulting in traffic congestion on all routes leaving and entering Bangkok and surrounding areas. Therefore, toll fees are waived on Expressway No. 7 and No. 9 on consecutive holidays. To help support people to be able to travel more conveniently and quickly. Make traffic more flexible It also helps relieve the burden of travel expenses. Reduce the cost of living of the people Including reducing the country's energy use and reducing air pollution. In order for the people to receive maximum convenience, s avings and safety according to the policy of "Transportation for the Happiness of the People" on every trip. Source: Thai News Agency