Bangkok Mass Transit Authority introduces refurbished buses

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BANGKOK – The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has introduced four newly refurbished buses to the public transport network, while the Ministry of Transport will urge Cabinet to approve an overhaul of Bangkok’s bus system, a project worth 4.3 billion Baht. 

The newly refurbished buses were a collaboration between the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Lat Krabang and Thai Charoenyang Service Company Limited. The vehicles are equipped with improvements to safety features as well as CCTV and GPS navigation systems. The buses were put into service on May 4, on routes 178, 168, 73? and 36?.

Deputy Transport Minister Aomsin Cheewapruek revealed this week that the BMTA plans on refurbishing an additional 668 buses and will propose this month that the Cabinet approve the procurement of 489 NGV-powered buses and 200 electric-powered buses, worth 4.3 billion Baht.