Plans to spend Bt670m on walkway to Surasak Station Kanittha Thepchorn,
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is planning to close down the Saphan Taksin Skytrain station in order to ease the bottleneck over its stretch across the Chao Phraya River.
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Besides water wars, many tamer Songkran celebrations will be on offer at places across Bangkok, such as City Hall, with the bathing of the Phra Phuttasihing statue and other Buddha images, and alms-giving for 185 monks.
“We will also arrange colourful activities typical of traditional temple fairs,” Deputy Governor Taya Teepsuwan said yesterday.
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration reported that for the past 24 hours, the floodwater declines a little and some people have begun to return homes to start cleaning.
BMA noted that Chao Phraya river at Bang Sai, Ayuthaya was 3.17 metres above mean sea level, a decline of 6cm.
The Chao Phraya river at Pak Khlong Talat was highest at 8.15 at 2.15 metres above mean sea level, 65cm below bank.