Progress on Bangkok’s new urban planning, on the way to become,

People of Bangkok will be happy to know that there has been progress on the revision of  Bangkok’s Outline City Planning, which will be announced at the end of 2021. In addition to the plan’s primary objective, increasing the efficiency of land’s usage in the city area according to our previous article, today Invest:MaN will update our readers more information regarding the topic provided by the city’s authority. The next step of becoming an ASEAN metropolis.

Major plan to move the current electrical cable system underground.

        The wait is over. For the first time, Bangkok has a plan to bring the power cable down underground, in order to enhance the city’s beauty and landscape. Bangkok Metropolitan Planning and Development Office revealed that this public utility project is part of the latest urban outline planning. At the moment, lists of roads mentioned to get a facelift can be found below.

  • Chaengwattana Rd., Klong Prapa – Khlong Bang Khen, Ratchayothin Intersection – Ngamwongwan Road, Lat Phrao Intersection – Ratchayothin Intersection, Lat Phrao Intersection – Ratchadapisek Road Rama VII Bridge – Tha Phra Intersection, Ratchadapisek Road – Srinakarin Road, Pracharat Road 1 to Techawanit Road, Pracharat Road 2 to Thanat Road, Samsen Road – Rama V Road Rama 6 Road, Samsen Road Project, starting from Ta-Harn Road until converging with Khor Chai Si Road, Samsen Road Project starting from Nakhon Chai Si Road until it converges with Luk Luang Road. 
  • Area around the Chitralada Palace, starting from Ratchawithi Road, Sawankhalok Road, Sri Ayudhya Road, until it meets Rama V Road.
  • Din Daeng Road – Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Charansanitwong Road – Arun Amarin Road, Rama 8 Bridge to Prajadhipok Road, Lat Phrao Road – Ramkhamhaeng Road, Vibhavadi Rangsit Road To Khlong Samsen And Victory Monument To Dindaeng Triangle – Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Phetchaburi Road – Srinakarin Road, Sri Ayutthaya Road – Din Daeng Triangle, Prannok Rd., Phetchaburi Road, Chidlom Road, Petchaburi – Ploenchit, Angri Dunant Rd. Ploenchit – Sarasin
  • Soi Sukhumvit 63 – Ramkhamhaeng Rd., Wireless Road, Ploenchit – Rama 4, Prajadhipok Rd., Phra Pok Klao Bridge – Wongwian Yai, Sarasin Ratchadamri-Witthayu Rd., Rama IV Rd. Rama 4, Somdej Phra Chao Taksin Road Wongwian Yai – Ratchadaphisek and Charoen Rat Rd.

        The purpose of this project is to improve the landscape in the urban area, which serves as the center of the city’s economy and tourist attractions of Bangkok. Enhancing the clean look of the city without the existing electric wires and poles along the streets and roads, to raise the level of being a livable metropolis, also more appealing for visitors.  For example, look no further than our fellow neighbors in ASEAN, Singapore, a country which is well ahead and developed in this area. Apart from improving the overall appearance, the plan also increases the safety of people. We have witnessed numerous accounts of accidents caused by having electric cable systems on the ground.

Credit: Prachachat

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