The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has recently held a public forum to collect public opinions on the extension of the Purple Line underground system between Tao Pun and Rat Burana.
MRTA Governor Yongsit Rojsrikul has revealed that further study would be needed before the construction begins as the decision on the overall structure of the extended line, particularly connection points, has not yet been finalized.
Meanwhile, the extension of the Blue Line remains under consideration. The MRTA is expected to propose land expropriation after a feasibility study is done. A royal decree on land expropriation is expected to be issued this September to facilitate the construction. More than 4 billion baht will be needed for the land expropriation, Mr. Yongsit said.
The extension of the Purple Line will begin from the Bangyai-Bangsue junction in Tao Pun area, running to Rat Burana district. The line will be 21 kilometers long and comprise 16 more stations.