World Class Pattaya: State of the art light rail network to meet incoming tourists
Picture: Sophon Cable TV
A deputy Pattaya mayor has said that two companies are tendering plans for a light railway or tram project in the eastern seaboard resort.
The budget could be as much as 70 billion baht.
The plan is to have a state of the art transport system in place to meet the high speed train planned for the Don Muang - Suvarnabhumi - U-Tapao route. This will pass through Pattaya.
Ronnakit Ekkasing said that the new system would reduce pollution and traffic problems.
Tourists arriving by train would be whisked to their destination on the new system, he said.
Surveys are expected to be mounted by the companies from next month.
Pictures on Sophon Cable TV showed an elevated "Pattaya Monorail" idea.
However, they said that there was much opposition to an elevated train plan in the city and it may end up being one that uses existing roads.
The plans are part of ambitious projects to see Pattaya maintain and improve its place as a world class tourist destination.
Source: Sophon Cable TV
Local community turns garbage into goldPATTAYA:--aan Nern Rodfai community in North Pattaya is leading the push to protect the environment and preserve natural resources through a new trash recycling drive. The community is being championed as a prototype for waste management principles and...READ MORE...
Jomtien beach vendors complain new signs are driving away tourists PATTAYA:--The city has recently put up no parking signs and painted the curbs red and white between Jomtien sois 17 and 19 to keep traffic moving through the narrower sections of Beach Road, but this has local vendors up in arms,...READ MORE...
City continues attempts to reduce floodingConstruction crews remain busy throughout the city, upgrading drainage pipes and installing pumps in the latest attempt to reduce flooding. PATTAYA:--Construction crews remain busy throughout the city, upgrading drainage pipes and installing pumps in the...READ MORE...
Pattaya: Cops find Japanese tourist's money stuffed down ladyboy's bra Picture: Pattaya Online News Pattaya police have announced the arrest of an 18 year old Thai ladyboy after a Japanese tourist reported having 13,000 baht stolen from his wallet. The tourist was said to have been having a...READ MORE...