BANGKOK, 17 May 2019 (NNT) - Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has presided over the opening ceremony of a Central Pattaya pedestrian bridge outside the Redemptorist Foundation for People With Disabilities, in Chonburi province.
Department of Rural Roads Director General Kritchathep Simali and Pattaya City Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem welcomed the transport minister.
The Department of Rural Roads director general reported that his agency had built the Central Pattaya underpass which opened to traffic in August 2017 to alleviate traffic congestion on Sukhumvit Road and promote tourist safety measures in the neighborhood of the Central Pattaya intersection. The department has focused on the promotion of a better quality of life and convenience for the disabled and has built the pedestrian bridge for the disabled above the underpass outside the Redemptorist Foundation. A translucent elevator is provided at the pedestrian bridge for the disabled who no longer need to board a minibus just to cross the road.
The 42.78-meter-long pedestrian bridge and translucent elevator is so passers-by can see the disabled using it and help in case of emergency. The elevator has a panel of Braille buttons, a bell, a telephone and a CCTV camera linked with the Central Pattaya control tower. A siren warning system and UPS reserve power system have also been installed at both levels of the bridge. The 14.58 million baht construction of the pedestrian bridge has been completed and it is now open for public use.