Phuket could get its own light rail system

AS ONE option to ease traffic congestion on the popular tourist destination of Phuket, the island’s authorities are planning a light rail system.

According to a report in the Bangkok Post, the light rail system comprise 20 stations across its entire 60km length and connect Phuket International Airport as well.

Development will cost some 24 billion baht (US$736.2 million), Phuket’s governor Nisit Chansomwong was quoted as saying.

The project has already been green-lighted in three public hearings, and should the budget for the light rail system’s development be approved, will be completed in 2021.

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