During the weekly cabinet meeting, a toll exemption has been approved on two highways – No. 7 (Bangkok-Chonburi-Pattaya) and No. 9 (Bang Pa In-Bang Phli and Phra Pra Daeng-Bang Khun Tian) from after midnight from December 30 to midnight of January 3, the plv. government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisoranakul known.
“The exemption is intended to reduce people’s financial burden and facilitate traffic flow, which is expected to increase during the New Year’s festival,” she said. “Unobstructed traffic flow at toll booths will also help reduce the build-up of air pollution caused by vehicle emissions.”
The government had previously announced that January 3 (Monday) is a public holiday to compensate for New Year’s Day (January 1) which falls on Saturday. This has formed a four-day long weekend during the New Year’s festival as many people are expected to travel to their hometowns.
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