Chadchart boards train to Nong Khai
Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt boarded a train to Nong Khai on Thursday, seeing urgent need for improvement in toilet and ticketing.
In his Facebook posting, the minister was seen with State Railway of Thailand governor Prapat Chongsanguan. Chadchart was expected in Nong Khai where the governmentâ€™s public forum on the Bt2 trillion infrastructure investment will be kicked off.
The train arrived 2 hours behind the estimated arrival time, due to a system malfuction at Nakhon Ratchasima station as well as heavy rain along the way.
In the posting, he insisted that the double-track rail would be built to link Bangkok and Nong Khai. The 615-km route would shorten the travelling time to 3 hours, he said.