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MRTA gears up to sign monorail deals

Project plans head to cabinet late this month

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) aims to sign construction contracts early next month for the two key electric rail lines that will carry people from surrounding provinces to the capital.

A BTS Skytrain locomotive runs on the track near the riverside Saphan Taksin station. The Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) plans to submit the Pink and Yellow line electric train projects to the cabinet for approval later this month and sign their construction contracts early next month. Pattarachai Preechapanich

The two monorail projects involve the 30.4km Yellow Line, worth 52 billion baht, which will stretch from the Lat Phrao area to Samrong in Samut Prakan, and the 34.5km Pink Line (53.5 billion baht), which will run from Nonthaburi's Khae Rai to Bangkok's eastern Min Buri district.

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