New rail to snarl traffic

Scenes like this at the Ratchayothin intersection for Green Line construction will be even more common in 2018, warns Bangkok's Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand.

Traffic is expected to worsen on several city streets when the construction of three mass transit routes kick off next year, according to the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA).

The MRTA has reviewed the construction plans of the mass transit system and identified four traffic hot spots: Lamsalee intersection, Min Buri intersection, Suwinthawong intersection, along with that entire road; and the Lat Phrao intersection.

MRTA adviser Theeraphan Tachasirinugune said these four spots and adjacent areas will be worst affected once construction of the Yellow Line, the Orange Line and the Pink Line begins.

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