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MRT to discuss extension of purple line

By on Nov 02, 2012 in Property News

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) plans to hold discussions with the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) to extend the MRT Purple Line to Bang Gruay-Sai Noi as proposed by the private sector and people in Nonthaburi province.

The project’s construction is expected to cost Bt3 billion.

The MRTA will also propose to the Cabinet the MRT Green Line project Mor Chit-Saphan Mai-Khu Khot, requiring an investment of more than Bt70 billion.

MRTA chairman Ratchanee Treepipatkul said the authority would discuss with the OTP a feasibility study for the proposed Bang Yai-Bang Sue Purple Line extension from Bang Pai Canal Station to Bang Gruay-Sai Noi Road, a distance of 2 kilometres.

The extension has been proposed by Nonthaburi Governor Vichien Putthavinyu.

“The study may take some time. First, the MRTA will push for the construction of the Purple Line as targeted in the master plan,” Ratchanee said.

MRTA deputy governor Chaisit Gururatana said the proposed 2km extension would cost at least Bt3 billion. Of the total cost, about Bt2 billion will go towards the rail system and the remaining Bt1 billion for one more station. The cost of a parking building is not included.

Source : The Nation 2 November 2012

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