City Hall eyes two parks as sites of underground car parks instead of Sanam Luang

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has eyed Rommaneenart and Nakrapirom parks as alternative sites for the construction of underground car parks in place of Sanam Luang.

The plan to build an underground car park at Sanam Luang in order to ease traffic condition in the Rattanakosin Island area which was floated over a decade ago has been met with stiff resistance from conservationists and the Committee for the Conservation and Development of Rattanakosin on the ground that the construction work will damage many artifacts buried underground, especially the old palace wall.

Also, opponents of the Sanam Luang underground car park project have argued that the spacious ground has been used for important ceremonies and, hence, should not be used as a car park.

Hence, the Civil Works Office of the City Hall has chosen two locations � Rommaneenart and Narapirom parks � as alternative sites for the construction of underground car parks with the first having a capacity to hold up to 1,200 cars and the second with capacity to accommodate 700 cars.

On top of that the underground car park at Rommaneenart can like with the underground train terminal at Wang Burapa.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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