The Bt3.8-billion Gold Line monorail project for the western Bangkok along Chao Phraya River was given a green light by the Cabinet Tuesday, expecting that the line will be in services in 2018.
The elevated monorail line is 2.7-kilometre long, stretching from BTS Green Line’s Thonburi station and passing four stations with from Krung Thon Buri to Prachathipok via Klong San.
The Line will be also connected to Purple Line’s extended route to Bangkok’s southern zone (Tao Poon-Ratchaburana) at the area adjacent to Wat Anong Kham Ram Temple.
The Cabinet also instructed Krungthep Thanakom Co Ltd, a majority-owned enterprise of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), to study more in details on possible impact of the rail whether it would hide the scenery of the Rattanakosin Island in 25km radius in accordance to a restriction of the Cabinet’s resolution in 1994, said Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, acting as chairman of Tuesday's meeting.
Gen Prawit, who is also deputy prime minister, added that the Cabinet has not determined a timeframe for the firm to submit the study's result. The result can be submitted to the Cabinet for deliberation as soon as it is completed.