New skywalk would link 5 hospitals to BTS

New skywalk would link 5 hospitals to BTS

City Hall is requesting consent to construct a job on Ratchawithi Road near Victory Monument.

New skywalk would link 5 hospitals to BTS
On March 11, as work on the classic landmark’s restoration begins, a sconce is visible around the Victory Monument’s center. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration ( BMA ) is currently seeking regulatory approval to construct a skywalk connecting the hospitals along Ratchawithi Road. It may begin at Rama VI Road and ending at Victory Monument. ( Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration ( BMA ) is attempting to obtain Ratchawithi Road’s hospitals ‘ approval to construct a skywalk.

The BTS Skytrain program will be connected to Rajavithi Hospital, Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, the Institute of Dermatology, Phramongkutklao Hospital, and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, according to Bangkok deputy government Wisanu Subsompon.

As the terrain on which the institutions were built belongs to the Treasury Department, so the BMA has protected the agency’s approval before it can deal, Mr Wisanu said.

The skywalk, which may begin at Victory Monument and stop at Rama VI Road, may need the structure of building sites next to the hospitals, which will have an impact on customers movement in some areas.

People will no longer have to wander at street level, where there are numerous roads and a lot of traffic, when work is finished, according to Mr. Wisanu.

This time, the Public Works Department is expected to complete the design of the skywalk. He continued that the office and the Urban Design and Development Center just held a public hearing on the skywalk and that they had received positive feedback.