The cabinet has in principle approved eight draft land appropriation bills that would allow the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) to improve the accessibility of public transportation for the general public, especially those with disabilities, if passed.
Transit authority governor Pakapong Sirikantaramas said the draft bills define plots of land targeted along the Blue and Green lines to be appropriated to improve Bangkok’s public transportation system.
Four of the bills includes plans for the appropriation of land for the Hua Lamphong-Bang Khae and the Bang Sue-Tha Phra sections of the Blue Line.
The other four cover the appropriation of land for the Bearing-Samut Prakan and Mor Chit-Saphan Mai-Khu Khot sections of the Green Line.
If passed, bills would allow the MRTA to improve escalators, access ramps and elevators. They will also make sure…