By Thai Newsroom Reporters
TRAFFIC ON A NORTHEASTERN highway was utterly heavy today (Nov. 27) as Isarn villagers were returning home from Bangkok and elsewhere for a long-awaited election of Or Bor Tor (Tambon Administrative Organisation) tomorrow.
The Highway Police reported terribly congested traffic on Mittraphap Highway between Pak Chong and Sikhio areas leading to downtown Korat, formally named Nakhon Ratchasima, as motorists and passengers headed for their northeastern home villages where the election of Or Bor Tor, the country’s smallest democratic unit, is due tomorrow.
The three-lane highway apparently was not large enough to accommodate the outbound flow of automobiles, prompting the temporary use of the shoulder lane along the uphill road from morning until late evening, the police said.
An estimated 5,300 tambon units throughout the country are holding the Or Bor Tor elections, specifically for eligible villagers to pick a Nayok Or Bor Tor (head of the Tambon Administrative Organisation) for the first time in nearly a decade.
Solid traffic jams on Mittraphap Highway as Isarn folk head home to vote in local elections. Top photo: Matichon, Home Page photo: Sanook.com