BANGKOK, 20 November 2014 -The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is now preparing for the monorail construction after receiving the cabinet’s approval.
Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumband Paribatra chaired the first public hearing on the planned construction of the electric train service, known to Thais as ‘Grey Line’.
The monorail service will run on the Watcharaphon-Rama 9 Bridge-Tha Phra route. The cabinet approval to the project was meant to relieve traffic congestion and encourage more Thais to rely on public transportation.
The Bangkok Governor said the monorail would become another alternative to daily commutes. The construction would produce little impact on the environment and landscape. The 26 kilometer railway will have had 31 stations by the time the service is ready.
A feasibility study is already underway to find the pros and cons of the Grey Line. Results are expected to be revealed in the near future.