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MRTA issues road chaos warning as construction coincides with school return

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has issued a warning to motorists to expect heavy traffic congestion at four construction areas as secondary students return back to school this week.

Construction for four electric train lines across Bankgok City will worsen road traffic that is traditionally already jammed during rush hour as the school term kicks off and parents and children settle into their pick-up routine. The semester begins the week of May 16-21.
Construction contractors have been asked to clear the road surface and potholes ahead of the student return in an effort to help alleviate the chaos, said the MRTA.
The agency has posted information and maps on its web pages ( and to help motorists avoid traffic jams around construction for the four lines.
The four lines and some of the affected schools are:
1. The Green Line mass transit system (Mo Chit–Saphan Mai-Khu Khot). Schools include Horwang, Satrivoranart Bangkhen and Sarawittaya.
2. The Orange Line mass transit system (Taling Chan–in Buri) Schools include Thepleela, Bodindecha (Sing Singhaseni) and Demonstration School of Ramkhamhaeng University.
3. The Yellow Line mass transit system (Lat Phrao–Samrong). Schools include Pibool Uppatham and Thanormpitvitthaya.
4. The Pink Line mass transit system (Khae Rai-–Min Buri). Schools include Chonprathansongkroh, Wat Phrasri Mahadhat Secondary Demonstration School, Sai-aksorn and Setthabutbamphen.
Note: There may be additional schools affected in all areas.

Published : May 14, 2018

By : The Nation