BTS Group Holding Plc’s chairman Keeree Kanjanapas is fully confident that the new Pink and Yellow rail lines will be running in three years’ time, Thai News Agency said today (June 1)
The Cabinet has approved the concession contract for the construction and operation of the Pink line from Khae Rai to Min Buri and Yellow line from Lat Phrao to Samrong with these to be monorails. The contract is to be signed on June 16 and the new lines to be completed in three years and three months’ time or by yearend 2020.
Mr Keeree revealed that he has tabled a suggestion to the government that the Pink line be extended to Impact Muang Thong Thani, which is an addition of 2.8 kilometers, and two more stations be built with one being at Impact Muang Thong Thani and the other at the Muang Thong Thani lake to facilitate people attending events there totaling over 10 million a year and around 150,000 people living in the huge estate.
Mr Keeree would also like to add two more stations to the Yellow line from Ratchada-Lard Phrao area to Ratchayothin intersection where it could link up with the Green line.
He added that he would be investing in the two additional extensions himself with approximately 6 billion baht.
Top: Executives of BSR Joint Venture – consisting of BTS Group, Sino-Thai Engineering & Construction Plc and Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Plc- which won the contract to build the Yellow and Pink lines at a press conference today. Photo: Thai News Agency