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Pongsapat: Cut commuting time 30%

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Pheu Thai candidate for governor Pongsapat Pongcharoen has promised to help cut the time Bangkokians spend commuting to and from work during rush hours by 20-30%. 

The Pheu Thai Party candidate, emphasising his party was the government party, announced two strategies to reach the target -- the extension of the transportation network to encourage more people to use public transport, and to increase the efficiency of traffic flow management.

Under his care, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) would create connectivity between the skytrain (BTS) and the underground train by building monorail, or light rail, services. He would support scrapping the construction of the planned expressway from Ngam Wong Wan to Prasertmanoonkit Road and replace it with a light railway. 

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