Cabinet greenlights extension of Orange Line to the west
The Cabinet on Tuesday (January 28) approved the route extension project of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)'s Orange Line to western Bangkok, from the Cultural Centre to Bang Khun Non, said Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisulee Traisaranakul.
“The project will cover the construction of stations and train tracks for a total of 35.9 kilometres under a PPP contract,” she said.
“The government will be responsible for land reclamation while the private partner will foot the costs of construction, electrical system, train cars, operation as well as maintenance of the transit system from Minburi to Bang Khun Non stations”.
This project has an estimated value of Bt147.789 billion. Construction will take six years while the concession for train operation and land administration for commercial use is subjected to a term of 30 years.