Mr. Saksiam Chidchob, Minister of Transport presided over the meeting to follow up on the red line project implementation (Extension) and said that the Ministry of Transport wants to expedite the push for rail travel as the country’s main system. Due to the fact that rail transport is now a cost-effective alternative that can reduce both cost and time. and logistics It is also an efficient and sustainable mode of transport that will help create new trade and investment potential and opportunities that will ultimately lead to economic expansion.
The meeting attended to follow up on the progress of the Red Line train project. (Extension) which he has ordered the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) to speed up the bidding for contractors for the Red Line (Extension) 3 routes with a total credit limit of 21 billion baht, namely the Taling Chan-Siriraj section. 5.7 kilometers, with a limit of 4,694.36 million baht, from Rangsit to Thammasat University, Rangsit Center, a distance of 8.84 kilometers, with a limit of 6,468.69 million baht, will be auctioned in December.
including the Taling Chan-Salaya section, a distance of 14.8 kilometers, with a budget of 10,670.27 million baht, with a tender in January 2023. All three routes will begin construction in May 2023 and are expected to be completed in 2026. The service can be opened to extend the route from the railway. The red line is currently open. to suburban areas north and west of Bangkok
However, this extension of the railway line It will support the travel of people and students from Thammasat University, Rangsit Center, Mahidol University, Salaya, including people who use Siriraj Hospital. to be more comfortable in traveling on time Also during Bang Sue – Phaya Thai – Makkasan – Hua Mak and Bang Sue – Hua Lamphong Section (Missing Link), a distance of 25.9 kilometers, is in the process of being renovated as a new Rajavithi Station for passengers to easily connect to Ramathibodi Hospital. and is an integration of utilization of the Red Line in the Missing Link section for maximum benefit to the people in the connection journey which is expected to be able to open for service by 2028
In this regard, he has also ordered the relevant agencies to proceed as follows:
1. The committee shall determine the central price by considering the implementation in accordance with the law. Relevant Cabinet Resolutions and strictly abide by the principles of good governance before submitting to the Cabinet
2. Let SRT propose a form of an adjustable price bidding contract. This will reduce the project limit frame by k value, which will save the project investment limit. In the event of a decrease in material prices or energy costs