The post says that one lane will be closed along Bangkok Planetarium all the way to Sukhumvit 24 for a parade march from 5:00-6:30pm. Sukhumvit inbound lanes from Soi 24-22 will be totally closed from 6:00-8:30pm for the formal inauguration ceremony and performance. One lane will also be closed from Sukhumvit 22 through Asoke intersection, Ploenchit intersection, through Ratchaprasong intersection, passing through Siam Square and Patumwan intersection for another parade march from 8:00-9:30pm.
The call to cut parties shorter compared to past years is in observance to the ongoing mourning period of the late king’s passing, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Confirmed party areas for this year’s Songkran festival will be at Silom Road and RCA.
Bangkok expects to save approximately 5 billion liters of water by cutting one day from the usual 4-day celebration this year.