Design adjustment will cause 10-month delay in the dual-track train project in Korat

Adjustment of the design of the 4.8-km section of the dual-track train project between Klong Khananchit and Jira road junction covering a distance of 69 km in Nakhon Ratchasima will cause a 10-month delay in the project implementation.

Post Today newspaper quoted an informed source in the State Railway of Thailand that the SRT would try to speed up the employment of a consultancy firm to do the re-designing within two months’ time before proceeding with conducting Environmental Impact Assessment study.

The mobile cabinet at its meeting in Nakhon Ratchasima in early August decided to change the design of this section of the dual-track train project to be elevated instead of being fenced which will, according to the town’s residents, divide the town into two parts.

Nakhon Ratchasima township residents oppose the fencing of the 4.8-km long dual-track which will go through the town.

The cabinet’s decision to opt for elevated track for the section prompted the SRT to call off the bid for Number 2 Contract from Klong Khananchit to Jira road junction worth about seven billion baht.