16 July 2018
The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has finally approved the construction of the light railway transit system project in Chiang Mai.
After the green light was given for the draft decree back in August 2017, the MRTA has finally given the green light to start the formal planning and construction of a light railway in Chiang Mai.
Route A was chosen as the plan to follow, which is the more expensive route that consists of both above ground and under ground routes.
The budget for the light railway was set at 86 billion baht. The draft decree estimated a spending of up to 100 billion baht so it is believed that the plans will be slightly adjusted to compensate the deficit.