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Cables to be run underground

BANGKOK: -- All electricity cables on Rattanakosin island and in other parts of central Bangkok will be moved underground beginning next year to help improve the image of the city and promote tourism.

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration spokesman Putthipong Poonnakun said BMA executives agreed at a meeting yesterday to hire the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) to run all electricity cables on Rattanakosin island underground and remove power poles. The job would take around two years and would involve a budget of about three billion baht.

The task would be carried out on Ratchadamnoen Klang and Ratchadamnoen Nai avenues, Thai Wang and Wat Phra Chetuphonwimolmangkalaram roads, and on roads in the Tha Chang area next year. Work would begin on Na Phra Lan, Sanam Chai and Khao San roads in 2007, he said.

Mr Putthipong said the city would also pay about 40 million baht for the procurement and installation of small street lamps in the areas concerned. The BMA would sign contracts on the project with the MEA, TOT Corporation and True Corporation this month, he said.

The MEA has also agreed to pay for electricity cables along 16 other roads to be located underground during 2006-2009. The roads are Pichai road, Rama I road (from Ratchaprasong-Pathum Wan intersections), Ploenchit road, Ratchadamri road (from Saladaeng intersection to Chalermlok Bridge), Rama VI road (from Uruphong-Tuek Chai intersections), Ratchawithi road (from Tuek Chai intersection-Sawankhalok road), Sukhothai road, Uthong Nai road, Ratchadamnoen Nok avenue (from Uthong Nai-Phitsanulok roads), Phitsanulok road (from Ratchadamnoen Nok-Rama VI roads), Phahon Yothin road (from Lat Phrao intersection-Victory Monument), Pradiphat road (from Phahon Yothin-Rama VI roads), Phaya Thai road (from Victory Monument-Hua Chang Bridge), Si Ayutthaya road (from Phaya Thai intersection-Ratchaprarop road), Phetchaburi road (Ratchathewi intersection-Banthat Thong road), and Sukhumvit road (from the railway at Bangkok Port-Sukhumvit Soi 81).

--Bangkok Post 2005-07-20

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Great, so all of Bangkok will be a big mess just like the beach road in Pattaya where the same thing has been going on for the last year now.

And it won't just be the traffic lights that go fizz when it rains :o

Whilst the overheads are a mess, they do keep the power away from the water.

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if they can clear the high wires over road spaces then they can start running double decker London type buses packing in more passengers than now.

it was looked at before but high wires cancelled the idea

London have just replaced their old Routemaster buses (the ones with the open platform at the back). I wonder how many Thai passengers you can get on one, UK limit is 70 odd, you get that many in a mini-bus here. :o

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It would be really nice to see this occur in Bangkok but if the example of burying the electrical wires along Thapae Road in Chiang Mai serves as any example, the powers-that-be will still be talking about this work commencing on Ko Ratanakosin real soon now come 2015. :o

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If the Beach Rd fiasco in Pattaya is an example of this, I can only imagine how long it will take! Countless accidents have been caused by the work on that road and remember that's not in a congested metro area, it's mostly low rise residential and commercial on one side with a park on the other!

That was supposed to be finished six months ago or so, and there are still huge sandtraps along the beach and steel plates laying in the street covering the holes.

Does Shin Corporation have a general contracting subsidiary by chance? :o

~WISteve

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Needs to be done badly. And when it is they can finally let the trees grow without having to massacre them every few years. Will eventually make a BIG difference to how it all looks. And btw, they have already done it on Silom, and it didn't take 10 years there. This is central BKK, not tang jangwat!

Needs to be done badly :D

Surly just the opposite? :o

I know TIT but that is very defeatist.

Sorry Late night

Now to bed

Ivan

:D

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Needs to be done badly. And when it is they can finally let the trees grow without having to massacre them every few years. Will eventually make a BIG difference to how it all looks. And btw, they have already done it on Silom, and it didn't take 10 years there. This is central BKK, not tang jangwat!

Needs to be done badly :D

Surly just the opposite? :o

I know TIT but that is very defeatist.

Sorry Late night

Now to bed

Ivan

:D

We all know it WILL be done badly :D

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