Mor Chit 2 move risks chaos, warns expert

Grand Station traffic woes 'will worsen'

Urban planners say congestion like this outside the current Mor Chit bus terminal might seem nostalgic if the government presses ahead with its project to move Mor Chit 2 terminal back to its old spot at Chatuchak district. (Bangkok Post file photo by Krit Promsaka na Sakolnakorn)

An urban planning academic has called on the government to review the proposal to relocate the Mor Chit 2 bus terminal back to its original spot in Chatuchak district, over concerns it would exacerbate the heavy traffic in the area.

Prapatpong Upala, deputy dean of the Faculty of Architecture at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, said the Transport Ministry's decision to move Mor Chit 2 terminal from Zone C in Bang Sue Grand Station to its old home near the Chatuchak BTS station should be carefully considered.

The old Mor Chit terminal is currently being used as a BTS SkyTrain maintenance depot.

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