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Thai king orders new traffic rules to curb congestion

first_imgA Thai traffic police officer stops vehicles as King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s convoy passes near the Grand Palace, ahead of the King’s coronation, in Bangkok, Thailand on May 2, 2019. REUTERS/SOE ZEYA TUN/FILE PHOTO BANGKOK – Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has ordered police tostop completely blocking roads in Bangkok for royal motorcades, a governmentspokesperson said. Bangkok is one of the most congested major cities in the world, ranking11th on United States-based traffic analytics firm INRIX’s Global TrafficScorecard in 2017.(Reuters) Thai police will instead block off only a part of the roads for themotorcade, said spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat on her social media post.  “His Majesty the King is concerned his royal travel or that of theroyal family’s could affect Thai people’s commute,” said a voice-over in avideo that outlines the new rules.last_img read more

Leinster double header moved because of Springsteen concert

first_imgAlso this afternoon, LIT will play host to UCD while UUJ take on Cork IT in Jordanstown and DIT travel to Dangan to face NUIG.Those matches will all throw-in at 2pm, while there’s also two games that will get underway at 7 o’clock as UCC travel to Maynooth and WIT go up against DCU in the WIT sports campus. The games had been scheduled for May 29th but the Leinster council have confirmed while the date has changed the venue has not.Meanwhile, there are six games today in the Fitzgibbon Cup.Defending champions UL are without Tony Kelly as they take on Mary Immaculate College in Belfast.last_img read more