Motorists using parts of Bangkok’s elevated tollway system will have to pay higher tolls — an extra 5-15 baht — starting Dec 22, said Highways Department director-general Sarawut Songsiwilai.
He said tolls are subject to increase every five years under a contract made with Don Muang Tollway Plc.
From Dec 22, for in-bound trips, the tolls for road use between Don Muang and Din Daeng will go up from 70 to 80 baht for four-wheel vehicles and from 100 to 110 baht for vehicles with more than four wheels, while the tolls between the National Memorial and Don Muang will rise from 30 to 35 baht for four-wheelers and from 40 to 45 baht for vehicles with more than four wheels.
For out-bound trips, the tolls for road use between Din Daeng and the National Memorial will increase from 100 to 115 for four-wheel vehicles and from 140 to 155 baht for vehicles with more than four wheels, while the tolls between Din Daeng and Don Muang will go up from 70 to 80 baht for four-wheel vehicles and from 100 to 110 baht for vehicles with more than four wheels.
Mr Sarawut said that in order to help the people cope with the toll increase, on Oct 29 the Highways Department sent a letter to the Don Muang Tollway Plc asking it to run a promotion via sales of coupons. Under the promotion, for every purchase of 20 books of coupons road users will get one book for free — a 5% discount.
Don Muang Tollway Plc has agreed to run the promotion, a Highways Department source said.
The source said the Expressway Authority of Thailand will also run a promotion to give a 5-baht discount for motorists using Easy Pass at the Prachachuen and Dao Khanong toll gates. Details of the promotion were not immediatly available.
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