Three freely accessible highways for Thai public holidays this month

Toll charges on Sirat, UdonRatthaya and ChalermMahaNakhon highways will be waived on AsalhaBucha Day on July 13, the start of Buddhist Lent on July 14 and His Majesty the King’s birthday on July 28, while waivers are expected to help reduce traffic during both the long weekends of July 13-17 and July 28-31.

Commuters will be able to use three highways in Bangkok for free on three public holidays this month.

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob revealed that toll charges on Sirat, UdonRatthaya and ChalermMahaNakhon highways will be waived on AsalhaBucha Day on July 13, the start of Buddhist Lent on July 14 and Her Majesty’s birthday on King on July 28. help reduce traffic during the two long weekends of July 13-17 and July 28-31.

The government has designated two “special holidays” on July 15 and 29 to provide two uninterrupted breaks. The extended holidays aim to encourage domestic travel to help stimulate the economy in the aftermath of the pandemic.


The Ministry of Transportation has instructed the Office of Transportation and Traffic Policy and Planning to implement measures that facilitate and ensure the safety of commuters during vacations. Authorities will establish checkpoints, maintain traffic discipline and advise travelers on alternative routes on main roads while urging people to maintain disease prevention measures when traveling during the holidays.(NNT)


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