Major roads to be closed during royal funeral rehearsal

Sixteen routes around Rattanakosin area will be closed from Saturday midnight for the rehearsal of funeral procession for Her Royal Highness Princess Bejaratana.

The 16 roads which will be off limit to the public are Ratchadamnoen Nai, Rachini, Na Phrathat, Phra Chan, Maharat, Na Phra Lan, Na Hap Phoei, Lak Muang, Sanam Chai, Kalayanamaitree, Saranrom, Thai Wang, Phra Phi Phit , Charoen Krung (Sanam Chai – Assadang), Chetupon and Soi Setthakarn.

The procession will be held at the royal palace and Sanam Luang on Sunday, March 25 and will end at 1 pm. Tourists are advised to visit the royal palace after the rehearsal. The next rehearsal is scheduled for Saturday, March 31. The royal cremation is scheduled for April 9.

HRH Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannawadi who died from a blood infection on July 27 last year is the only child of King Rama VI.

The metropolitan police has also informed of another traffic closure around Suan Amporn from 2 pm to 11 pm on weekdays and from 10 am to 11 pm at weekends during the March 30-April 7 Red Cross Fair.

Source: http://thainews.prd.go.th/en/news.php?id=255503230019

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