The city has restarted an attempt to clean
up the unsightly mess of unused wires around town, embarrassing local
utility company management who were told to do this themselves a long
Pattaya City Council member Banlue Kullavanijaya has
resumed his war with the area’s utility companies, drafting city workers
to pull down kilometers of unsightly, unused telephone lines.
Since last summer, Banlue has demanded TOT, TT&T and
CAT Telecom clean up their spaghetti-like mess of cables in his
Sukhumvit Road district. After being basically ignored, Banlue in
September took matters into his own hands, going with city workers to
pull down cables near Pattaya School No. 1.
The city councilman was at it again May 25 on
Sukhumvit Soi 15, using city engineers to remove wires as a few phone
company representatives looked on.
Banlue said he’s tired of the ugly mess of wires
hanging from power poles throughout the city. Lazy phone line installers
rarely take down disused cables and simply string up another when a new
line is called for. The councilman said it is his goal to have all the
dead lines taken out and the live ones tied up neatly.
Work will continue on Sukhumvit June 8 near the Sawangfa Temple
intersection and proceed through Central Road until June 22.