Phaholyothin Road’s overhead cable lines set to go underground by end-September

Economy July 17, 2017 16:51

By The Nation

The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), together with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission and the Telecommunications Association of Thailand, on Monday announced a collaborative project to remove overhead communication cables and place them underground along Phaholyothin Road in Bangkok.



The work will take place from the Lat Phrao intersection to Victory Monument.

The overhead cable lines will be removed and placed into MEA subterranean viaducts, with the owners of the cable lines leasing the viaducts for having their lines repositioned underground.

The entire project, which is divided into four phases, is scheduled for completion by the end of September. 

The first phase officially commences early next month from the Lat Phrao intersection to Bang Sue canal, followed by the second phase in the middle of August at Pradipat Road.

Work on the third phase is scheduled to commence in early September at Bang Sue Road, with the final phase due to get under way in the Phaholyothin Soi 7-Victory Monument area in the middle of that month.

The cable-relocation move is in line with the government policy of improving the Bangkok landscape.