18 roads around Sanam Luang remain closed to traffic until Oct 29

Traffic on 18 roads around Sanam Luang will remain closed as the Royal Cremation Ceremony will continue until Sunday (Oct 29).

The Traffic Police Division says 18 roads that will remain closed to traffic are:

1.Atsadang to Phra Phiphit intersection 2.Chao Fah 3.Charoen Krung to Saphan Mon intersection 4. Chetuphon 5.Maha Rat 6.Kalayana Maitree 7.Lak Muang 8.Na Phra Lan 9.Na Phra That 10.Phrachan 11.Phra Phiphit 12.Rachini 13.Ratchadamnoen Nai 14.Sanam Chai 15.Saranrom 16.Setthakarn 17.Tai Wang and 18. Hap Phoei

At 5.30pm on Saturday, Oct 28, His Majesty the King will perform a royal merit-making ceremony for the Royal Relics at Dusit Maha Prasad Throne Hall.

At 10.30am on Sunday, Oct 29, the last day of the five-day Royal Cremation ceremony, the King will preside over a ceremony to transfer the Royal Relics from Dusit Maha Prasad Throne Hall to be enshrined in the Heavenly Abode in Chakri Maha Prasad Throne Hall within the Grand Palace and at 5.30pm the Royal Ashes will be transferred to be enshrined at Wat Rajabopidh and Wat Bovoranives.

Meanwhile, Transport Company reported that the number of people using inter-provincial bus service was less than expected over the past two days. The company said this might be because most mourners from upcountry intended to stay in Bangkok until the end of the five-day Royal Cremation ceremony tomorrow (Oct 29).

The company reported less than 100,000 mourners returning home yesterday (Oct 27). The company arranged only 6,000 bus trips to take passengers homes, less than 9,000 trips as planned.

At Bangkok Railway Station, passengers arriving to take trains back home were sparse, although the state Railway of Thailand will arrange 28 trains a day that can accommodate up to 100,000 passengers on short and long distance routes.

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand reported that over a million passengers used the Blue Line and Purple Line during the 3-day free rides from Oct 25-27.

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