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14 Mar 2017 at 19:22
The cabinet on Tuesday approved free services on inter-city tollways for motorists and a fee waiver for migrant workers to celebrate the upcoming Songkran festival.Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said the cabinet allowed the Highways Department to waive tolls on the Bangkok-Pattaya motorway and Bang Pa-in-Bang Phli ring road from April 11 to 18.
Besides, the Expressway Authority of Thailand planned to waive fees on its Bang Na-Chon Buri expressway during the Songkran festival in mid-April, he said.
The decisions would facilitate road traffic during the festival, the minister said.
Assistant government spokesman Athisit Chaiyanuwat said the cabinet also ordered the Interior Ministry to waive fees for trips between Thailand and neighbouring countries -- Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar -- for migrant workers from April 5 to 30 to allow them to conveniently celebrate the water festival in their homeland. Immigration police were also told to waive its travel fees on migrant workers.
The ministry would also let migrant workers travel conveniently with their family members.