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New e-boats to start plying Bangkok canals from Friday

Nov 24. 2020
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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has tested seven electric boats on Monday before they go into service from Friday.

These e-boats will run along Bangkok’s Phadung Krung Kasem Canal in line with the project of improving the capital’s water transportation system.

These boats, run completely by power generated from solar cells installed on the roof, will be monitored by the authorities via the pre-installed GPS system.

The 9.9-metre long and 2.9-metre wide boats can run at a maximum speed of 17 kilometres per hour, compared to the 15kmph speed of ordinary canal boats.

The new boats can seat 30 passengers and has space for one wheelchair.

Canal boats run along the Phadung Krung Kasem Canal from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and 8am to 7pm on weekends.

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