Pheu Thai seeks revision of MRT Pink Line
- Published: 4/10/2012 at 04:57 PM
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The ruling Pheu Thai Party is calling for a revision of the plans for Bangkok's MRT Pink Line, claiming that most passengers will not benefit from the existing proposed route.
Bangkok Pheu Thai MPs Vicharn Meenchainant, Jirayu Huangsap and Polapoom Wipatpoom-iprathet have called for the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) and the Transport Ministry to reconsider an existing plan to construct a train line from Chaeng Watthana Road to Min Buri.
Mr Vicharn said that instead of following the current plan to build the Pink Line through Min Buri Market, a sparsely populated area, the line should instead go along Suwinthawong Road in order to accommodate people who live in Nong Chok and Khlong Sam Wa districts, as well as areas bordering Chachoengsao province.
The Pheu Thai MPs will submit a public survey report on the matter to the prime minister, the OTP and the Transport Ministry for consideration.
Mr Jirayu claimed that there has been some political interference on the issue in order to drive up property prices along the proposed route. He added that the existing plan is based on an outdated study, conducted seven years ago.
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