Bangkok intersection challenge expedited for August completion amid safety considerations

The Bangkok City Administration, led by Governor Chadchart Sittipunt, has instructed the contracting company of the Na Ranong Bangkok intersection flyover challenge to expedite the delayed development and guarantee its completion by the end of this month.
Manageable have been confronted with threat by an unfinished footbridge beneath the flyover. The previous infrastructure was eliminated, leading pedestrians to threat their safety by crossing the roads while waiting on the new footbridge.
Sahakarn Wisavakorn Company, the contracting firm responsible for the 1.34 billion baht project, has assured that the pending tasks would be finished by August 15 at the latest. Despite the flyover being operational from June 1, some aspects of the Bangkok intersection project had been left incomplete. The contractor and the footbridge builder incurred daily fines of three.3 million baht, with the fines to stay in place till the project’s completion by August 15, reported Bangkok Post.
A deadline extension for the completion of the Bangkok intersection project was given to the contractor by the cupboard to alleviate the significant influence of the Covid-19 pandemic on the company’s operations, revealed Anurak Rattanachotpanit, the chief engineer overseeing the flyover construction venture. He acknowledged that the corporate was financially affected by the pandemic, inflicting a delay as a result of labour shortage.
Governor Chadchart indicated a number of unfinished parts throughout his current survey of the development web site, post the flyover’s inauguration on June 1. Besides developing the model new footbridge instead of the old one demolished for constructing the flyover, manholes and cable-protecting pipes underground remains incomplete, he noted.
The fifty seven yr previous metropolis chief has ordered the Department of Public Works beneath the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to promptly full the remaining works. He confused that the road beneath the flyover shall be made accessible to motorists by this month’s finish, and the concrete barriers stopping using the zebra crossing beneath the footbridge shall be eliminated.
Sixty-three-year-old Phirapat Namruamwong, who resides close to the intersection, expressed his concern about the footbridge’s absence. He said…
“This intersection spans a big space, with no footbridge, it poses a big danger for pedestrians crossing the street.”
He expounded that the zebra crossings were inadequate for safe pedestrian crossing, with many required to cross a couple of zebra crossing..

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