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Free drive on Bangkok expressways this Saturday

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

This Saturday, February 24 marks the Buddhist holiday, Makha Bucha Day. It is observed on the full moon of the third lunar month in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar (on the full moon of Tabaung), ranks second only to Vesak in importance. It commemorates a historic assembly between Buddha and his initial 1,250 disciples, believed to have established the practice of monks’ periodic discipline recitation. The festival is also known as Buddhist All Saints Day.

From the stroke of midnight until the clock strikes 12, motorists can drive seamlessly through the Chalerm Mahanakhon, Srirat, and Udon Ratthaya expressways. This generous reprieve, comprising 19 gates, 31 gates, and 10 gates respectively, aligns with the…

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