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The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) broadcasts toll-free passage alongside three key Bangkok expressways on Saturday.

This Saturday, February 24 marks the Buddhist vacation, Makha Bucha Day. It’s noticed on the complete moon of the third lunar month in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar (on the complete moon of Tabaung), ranks second solely to Vesak in significance. It commemorates a historic meeting between Buddha and his preliminary 1,250 disciples, believed to have established the apply of monks’ periodic self-discipline recitation. The pageant is also referred to as Buddhist All Saints Day.

From the stroke of midnight till the clock strikes 12, motorists can drive seamlessly by means of the Chalerm Mahanakhon, Srirat, and Udon Ratthaya expressways. This beneficiant reprieve, comprising 19 gates, 31 gates, and 10 gates respectively, aligns with the Transport Ministry’s initiative to ease the capital’s congestion on nationwide holidays.

Initially opened in 1981, the expressway system, as of 2015, contains seven expressways and 4 expressway hyperlinks, spanning a complete distance of 207.9 kilometres, a determine that has remained unchanged since 2012. In 2013, this community facilitated the passage of 594 million automobiles.

In associated information, the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) is about to launch 4 expressway tasks amounting to roughly 120 billion baht. The tasks, as soon as accredited and operational, are anticipated to stimulate financial development and create job alternatives throughout the nation.

Surachet Laophulsuk, the top of EXAT, revealed that the 4 proposals are prepared for submission to the Cupboard for approval. Following the Cupboard’s consent, the tasks shall be open to bids for building.

In different information, a homeless veteran was discovered lifeless underneath the Sri Rat Expressway in Nonthaburi, with a fractured cranium, sparking a police investigation to seize the assailant.

In a sombre discovery beneath the Sri Rat Expressway in Nonthaburi province, authorities discovered the lifeless physique of a homeless veteran with extreme accidents to his head. The incident, which occurred underneath the shadow of the bustling expressway within the early hours of Monday, February 19, has change into the centre of an intense police investigation.

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