Mr Prayoon Choygeo, Acting Director of the BMTA, revealed that the Supreme Administrative Court has resolved to overturn the injunction issued earlier by the Central Administrative Court against the NGV bus procurement project of the BMTA. At the same time, the Court also dismissed the case submitted by Siam Standard Energy Company Limited, which alleged the BMTA’s procurement of the vehicles from the SCN-CHO group was illegal.
Of the first lot of 489 NGV buses, 100 have already been delivered to the BMTA and put into service in March this year. With the injunction lifted, the BMTA will be able to carry on with its acquisition of the remaining 389 buses.
So far, 200 of the incoming units have been assembled and are set to undergo quality inspections and registration with the Department of Land Transport prior to their delivery to the BMTA, tentatively in the middle of December. In the meantime, the manufacturer will speed up the assembly of the other 189 units, with the handover expected to take place within February of next year.