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Chuwit blames graft for derailments

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Use of low-quality structural steel and track ballast by railway contractors is behind the derailments that have plagued the SRT in 2013, Love Thailand Party leader Chuwit Kamolvisit claimed on on Thursday. 

For example, BS 100a rail steel was ordered from a small steel plant in China’s Liao Ning Province at 20,000 baht a tonne, 25,000 baht lower than the set price, he said.

The factory normally produces sheet pile steel and had no record of exporting steel for use in the construction of a train track to any other country.

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