All the details on this year’s Car Free Day

All the details on this year's Car Free Day - September 16, 2003
Thanks to Khun Orapan for passing this info to us: According to the World Car Free Day on September 22, 2003 the Pollution Control Department in conjunction with government and private agencies will organise an activity to enhance energy saving and reduce air pollution. The main purpose of a Car Free Day is to persuade people to use more public transport e.g. bus, SkyTrain, train or car pool instead of driving.
The Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTSC), The State Railway of Thailand and Bangkok Mass Transit Authority are participating in this significant day by offering special bonuses.
The SkyTrain will give an exclusive discount on all trips at fixed fares of 10 baht through Silom and Sukhumvit Lines on September 21-22, 2003, and they will adjust the time table of trains in peak hours both in the morning and evening. For more information please call BTS Hotline at Tel. 2617 – 7141-2.
The State Railway of Thailand will add more commuter trains,which carry passengers to the city centre between 06.00-09.00 a.m. and 16.00-19.00 hrs., on Northern and Eastern routes on September 21-22, 2003. For more information please call Tel. 1690.
Bangkok Mass Transit Authority will increase bus frequency between 06.00-09.00 a.m. and 16.00 – 19.00 hrs. On September 21-22, 2003. In addition there will be a 10, 15 and 20% discount on daily, weekly and monthly tickets respectively. Please call Tel. 184 for more information.
To highlight this major event there will be a two-day celebration and exhibition held on September 20-21, 2003 at Maboonkrong Centre , ground floor featuring City Night Bike Tours by Bangkok Bicycles Friendship Association. Also scheduled are a variety of entertainment such as a concert from Kasetsart University, a fashion show, games etc.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Prapat Panyachartrak will preside over the opening Car Free Day Activity at Maboonkrong on Saturday September 20, 2003 at 5.00 p.m. A press conference to report the results of energy savings, mass transit usage, Bangkok traffic and air pollution will be held on the following day (September 23rd ) at the Pollution Control Department.
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