If you have visited Thailand before, you might have noticed the cables that are intertwined with one another – from electrical and telecommunication companies. These are crowding the street from one road to another as it hangs above like Christmas decorations available all year round. This is not a good sight considering the developments in Bangkok such as a 4 star boutique hotel in Sukhumvit and other upscale building in the area.
At the start of 2018, this is the first issue that has been addressed by the authorities in Bangkok as they are seen untangling the cable wires. This is because the cables are to be relocated underground in accordance with the urban renewal desired by the Thai military group ever since they overtook the authority in 2014.
The main goal of the project is to make Bangkok a safer place, to reduce the incidents of blackout in the city and to make the roads pleasing to the eyes of the locals and tourists.
The streets of Bangkok have been dealing with frayed cables for many years and majority of them are live and close to a human’s height. This is why many are treading the pavements with care. Some of the wires are tangled together close to electrical towers which are a hazard to the people passing by.
These wires are also exposed to natural elements thus they are prone to damage which leads to issues with the electrical system of the city.
The start of the de-cluttering campaign is set at Wireless Road which will soon be true to its name.
According to an official from the Metropolitan Electricity Authority of Bangkok, PrasonkKumpradit, Sukhumvit has been prioritized in November of last year because it is popular as a commercial road. This is where guests can book an accommodation at a 4 star boutique hotel in Sukhumvit and the place also has a high rate of foreigners residing around it. Tourists staying at the hotels in the area will spread the word about the clean road and wireless overhead once they see it first-hand.