More of Bangkok’s tangled cables to go underground

Photo of tourists amazed by Thailand’s ingenious cabling went viral in November

The cabinet yesterday approved a project to move some of the city’s electric cables underground.

The familiar sight of messy overhead cables will soon disappear from 39 roads in Bangkok. The project is a bid to improve the look of the city in preparation for the launch of the ASEAN Community at the end of 2015, according to deputy government spokesman Maj. Gen. Veerachon Sukhonthapatipark, deputy spokesman of the government.

The 127.3 kilometer route will cover the business and tourist districts along the BTS lines.

The project will be handled by the Metropolitan Electricity Authority, TOT, and the Mass Rapid Transit Authority with a budget of THB143 million, Thai PBS and Daily News reported.
 

READ: A salute to Bangkok’s wonderfully hideous overhead cable art (PHOTOS)

Related:

Tangled cable ‘nightmare nests’ to disappear from Bangkok

Tourists amazed by Thailand’s indigenous cabling

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