State railway puts 33M baht sign do-over on hold, for now

A file photo of the Bang Sue Grand Station. Photo: The State Railway of Thailand
A file photo of the Bang Sue Grand Station. Photo: The State Railway of Thailand

Plans to remake a large sign at Bangkok’s new railway hub at great expense have been shelved, at least for now. 

In a letter purportedly sent to contractor Unique Engineering, the state railway said it was suspending construction and installation of the THB33.2 million replacement sign (US$1 million).

Sign of corruption? Thai railway says 33M baht to change station name totally normal

The letter did not explain the reason for the suspension but comes days after public fury was ignited by the large price tag. It was signed by Nirut Maneephan, state railway governor. 

The nation’s top transportation official ordered a probe into the spending, which is ongoing. In the meantime, we did get some memes out of it.

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