The Ministry of Transport has set up five car parking zones in Bangkok and its vicinity to deal with traffic problems during the mass rally planned by the anti-government movement.

Somchai Siriwattanachok, Transport permanent secretary, said a total of 36 spots with a capacity to accommodate nearly 18,000 cars a day would be opened on Monday 13, the day the People's Democracy Reform Committee declared the final march or the Bangkok Shutdown operation to topple the PM Yingluck Shinawater-led government.

Free shuttle bus services will be provided for those who leave their cars at the lots so that they can continue to proceed to their destinations. The ministry will also connect every means of public transport in the capital city together for the convenience of commuters during the time a number of main street are closed down by the protesters.

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