Public hearing on high-speed train project
The authorities held a public hearing yesterday for an upcoming high-speed train project in Nakhon Ratchasima. The 256-km distance between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima will be covered in 90 minutes by the high-speed train.Local residents and businesspeople, as well as those whose land will be expropriated to make way for the train project, were given a chance to explain how their lives would be affected, project manager Niwat Tansawat said.
The Bangkok-Nakhon Ratcha-sima high-speed train is part of a major project covering four main routes from the capital, including routes to Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Pattaya. Once all public hearings have been completed for the Nakhon Ratchasima route, land expropriation will begin next year followed immediately by construction, which will take five years to complete.
The Bangkok-Nakhon Ratcha-sima train will stop at stations in Ayutthaya, Saraburi and Pak Chong.