Thai Ministry of Transport Offers Complimentary Motorways and Expressways for New Year Celebrations


On December 27th, 2023, Mrs. Radklao Inthawong Suwankiri, the Deputy Spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office, publicly revealed a New Year gift from the Thai Ministry of Transport regarding complimentary travel on motorways and expressways.

The free service of motorways are as follows: Highway number 7 (Bangkok-Chang Buri) and Highway number 9, the outer ring road around Bangkok (Kanchanaphisek Road) from Bang Pa-in to Bang Phli and from Phra Pradaeng to Bang Khae, including the Phra Pradaeng-Bang Khun Thian elevated section.

Additionally, free service will be available on the expressways: Buraphawithi, Kanchanaphisek (Bang Phli-Suk Sawat), and the elevated expressway (elevated expressway level 1, Srirat, and Uthararat) for a total of 7 days, from December 28th, 2023, at 12:01 AM to January 3rd, 2024, at 12:00 AM.

Free service will also be provided on Highway number 6, from Pak Chong to the Nakhon Ratchasima bypass, and a trial run will commence on Highway number 81, from Nakhon Pathom West Interchange to Kanchanaburi Interchange, starting from December 28th, 2023, at 12:01 AM onwards.

However, the Thai Ministry of Transport officials prohibit parking a car arbitrarily on the shoulder of the road and taking a selfie. Violators are subject to a fine of 2,000 baht, said Radklao.

Furthermore, electric train services including the Blue Line, Purple Line, Yellow Line, Pink Line, and Red Line, will extend their services to 2 AM on January 1st, 2024. The dual-track train services will be available from Baan Kubua Station, Ratchaburi Province, to Saphli Station, Chumphon Province.

Free parking will also be provided at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, and Phuket international airports.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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