Transport joins hands with Bangkok to reduce PM 2.5 from the transport sector.

Bangkok, Ministry of Transport together with Bangkok and related agencies Raise the level of prevention and reduce pollution from PM 2.5 dust from the transportation sector.

Mr. Suraphong Piyachote, Deputy Minister of Transport, along with Mr. Chatchart Sitthiphan, Governor of Bangkok and representatives of relevant agencies Participate in announcing policies and measures to prevent and reduce pollution from small dust particles PM 2.5 from the transportation sector. and monitoring operations to drive measures to prevent and reduce pollution from PM 2.5 dust.

Mr. Suraphong Piyachot said that the Ministry of Transport and Bangkok have worked together to expedite the solution and set measures to prevent and reduce the impact of PM 2.5 dust particles, which tend to increase in Bangkok and surrounding areas, especially. In particular, the agencies under the supervision of Mr. Suraphong are as follows:

The Department of Land Transport (Department of Land Transport) conducts proactive inspections of black smoke and PM 2.5 dust by deploying land transport inspectors to move quickly into areas to check PM 2.5 values in Bangkok and surrounding areas where PM 2.5 values exceed the standard. and a special team to provide advice to prevent the release of black smoke from non-rotating buses at business establishments. The DTA will integrate with Bangkok to organize a special team to go to the area to check the PM 2.5 dust values at inspection stations. Private vehicles (P.R.) in Bangkok area 233 places and establishments such as cement plants at construction sites. Industrial factories in Bangkok. Additionally, the DTA has arranged for inspectors to go out and inspect Category 1 buses at all 8 BMTA bus depots, 21 bus operating zones, including buses at the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak, Ekkamai, Southern Line).

The Department of Rail Transport (DRT) encourages people to use the electric rail service more. Passed the fare policy of 20 baht throughout the line for the Red and Purple Lines. Ready to push the rail transport system to change to use EV on Train to serve the public to reduce air pollution.

State Railway of Thailand (SRT) in the area of the double track railway construction project consists of 1) Lopburi - Pak Nam Pho section 2) Map Kabao section - Thanon Chira Junction 3) Nakhon Pathom - Chumphon section 4) Den Chai - Chiang Rai section. -Chiang Khong and 5) Ban Phai-Maha Sarakham-Roi Et section Take measures to limit the area of disposal and prohibit burning of garbage, which is one of the causes of PM 2.5 dust, and install fencing to prevent dust.

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has implemented measures to reduce dust generated from the construction of electric train projects. He has emphasized and ordered civil construction contractors for every electric rail project that is currently under construction. A 2 meter high fence must be installed to surround the construction area and cover piles of construction materials/truck beds to prevent dust. As well as cleaning public construction roads to keep them in good condition so that there is no black smoke or white smoke.

The Transport Company Limited (B.S.) implements measures regarding buses in 3 areas as follows: 1) Bus management By arranging for the measurement of black smoke on buses before taking them out to serve the public. 2) Reducing bus routes. and combining traveling and running buses To reduce the number of bus routes and trips and 3) procure EV buses to replace buses that use gasoline. Including encouraging operators to bring more EV BUS vehicles to run in the system.

The Department of Highways (Department of Highways) has taken steps to limit areas in front of construction and road maintenance work that create the least amount of dust. Instruct officials to check the condition of construction machinery to ensure it is in good condition. Including refraining from using used engine oil in waste management machinery properly and strictly prohibiting the burning of waste.

The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) has taken measures to reduce traffic congestion in front of the expressway toll gates. and installing controlled high-pressure water sprayers. Controlled high-pressure water sprayers are in the process of installing controlled high-pressure water sprayers at 28 expressway toll plazas.

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) is strict in measuring black smoke levels on all buses every day. If the black smoke value exceeds the standard, the vehicle will be sent for maintenance immediately.

Mr. Chatchart Sitthiphan said that Bangkok attaches importance to solving the PM 2.5 dust problem, which is considered an important environmental problem in the country. Especially in Bangkok and surrounding areas where there is a high rate of car use on the road, construction and many industrial factories, etc., which is the cause of PM 2.5 air pollution. Bangkok has created a 365-day dust reduction plan. The dust value does not exceed. 37.5 micrograms/cubic meter and a critical period dust management plan with dust values from 37.6 micrograms/cubic meter for monitoring, eliminating the source, and protecting the public. and participation in solving the PM 2.5 dust problem in all dimensions, as well as integrating with the DLT to inspect and measure black smoke values of trucks at business establishments, including cement plants, passenger transport station construction sites. Bangkok Industrial factories in Bangkok

The Ministry of Transport and Bangkok are ready to integrate and follow up on the results of driving the measures and report the results every 15th and 30th of the month to the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning for further action in related areas.

Source: Thai News Agency