Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Despite planning MRT, BRT and SRT lines, Bangkok still suffers from traffic congestion

Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is a busy and overcrowded metropolis. The central city has a population of 6355144 people, but in 2008, 11971000 people lived in the metropolitan area of Bangkok. This population with the existing transportation infrastructure has changed the city to a real "city of traffic jams". 
Although some BTS, MRT, and SRT transit lines serve the city, but still the traffic congestion problem has not been solved. According to the governmental plans, up to 2020, 7 new MRT lines and 2 SRT lines will be built and operated. By these plans, the authorities have shown that they know the importance of public transit. However the pedestrians, drivers and the urban motor cyclists of Bangkok should wait some time to have opportunity to use more high quality transit lines.

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