Tram or light railway? Above ground or underground too? Cheap or expensive? Chiang Mai meeting tomorrow

PUBLISHED ON THU, AUG 3, 2017 5:57 PM

Tram or light railway? Above ground or underground too? Cheap or expensive? Chiang Mai meeting tomorrow

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

CHIANG MAI: -- The third meeting of transport authorities and related agencies to discuss the future of transport in Chiang Mai will take place tomorrow.

 

Following a consultative process with the public there are two schemes on the table. Both comprise three routes, Red, Green and Blue.

 

One is Plan A: Tracks would run above ground and underground at a total distance of 35 kilometers. The red line and green line would be 12 kilometers each and the blue line 11 kilometers.

 

This would cost nearly 107 billion baht.

 

The second is plan B: This would all be above ground at a total distance of 40.57 kilometers. The red line would be 15.65 kilometers, green 11.11 and blue 13.81.

 

The cost of this plan would be much cheaper - about 28 and a half billion baht.

 

The plan is to build one of the systems from 2018 to 2020 and open it in 2021.

 

The routes would be as follows:

 

Red: Government Offices Centre (Soon Ratchagarn) - Airport - Mae Hiya

Green: Mae Jo - Kat Luang - Airport

Blue: Chiang Mai Zoo - Tha Phe - Don Jan.

 

Daily News said that the plans are being considered to solve the northern capital's transport woes.

 

Finance is still undecided. It may be funded 100% from government coffers or be a combination of state and private enterprise.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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