Tollway fees for two motorways exempted during Songkran festival

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Tollway fees for two motorways will be exempted for nine days during the upcoming Songkran festival, beginning April 9-17.

The exemption was agreed at the Cabinet meeting yesterday.

It agreed that tollway fees will be exempted to facilitate people returning to their hometowns for family union during the Songkran period, or Thailand’s New Year festival, next month.

Government spokesman Major-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the tollway exemption will begin on April 9 and last until the midnight of April 17.

It will cover motorways No 7 and No 9, he said.

Motorway No 7 is the route to the east from Bangkok to Chon Buri and Pattaya, and motorway No 9 is the outer ring road linking Bang Pa In – Bang Phli.

The spokesperson said the cabinet’s decision aims to help reduce travel time and cost for people who return to their hometown during the New Year festival.