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Workers warned of 'five hour' shutdown commute

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Commuters travelling into Bangkok on Monday are being urged to leave home several hours early in light of anti-government demonstrations that promise to gridlock the capital's main thoroughfares, caretaker Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt said on Friday. 

Members of Thai Freedom rally at the King Taksin Monument on Friday to oppose the People's Democratic Reform Committee's plan to shutdown Bangkok by laying siege to the streets on Monday. (Photo by Panumas Sanguanwong)

"A trip will not take a couple of hours as it does now. It could be four or five hours. Commuters should make allowances for travel time,'' he said, after talks with transport officials.

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