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Three new monorails will ease Thai tourist traffic

January 20, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

Monorails are on the drawing board as solutions to transport congestion in three busy Thai tourist destinations: Phuket, Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen.

Monorails are seen as bringing a trio of benefits: providing convenient transport for tourists, boosting the local economy and tackling congestion, according to an article in the Bangkok Post.

Funds to finance the monorails will come from a mid-year additional budget of up to BHT 190 billion baht (AUD 7.15 billion) for fiscal 2017, to help develop 18 clusters of provinces, according to Prime Minister’s Office Minister Suvit Maesincee.

Suvit said that about BHT 60 (AUD 2.26 billion) from the extra budget impost was likely to be allocated to develop key infrastructure projects, including the three monorails.

The Phuket monorail alone is expected to cost about THB 23.5 billion baht (AUD 885 million). It will link Phuket airport in Thalang district and Chalong intersection in Muang district, a distance of 60km, and will have 20 stations, according to the Transport Ministry.

Written by Peter Needham

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