Thailand-based Italian-Thai Development Company has secured a civil works contract from the State Railway of Thailand (SRT). The contract, worth 21.24 billion baht, involves the construction of the Bang Sue–Rangsit section of the Red Line, part of which will run on columns erected under the earlier planned Hopewell project. The construction blueprint will be using about 50 per cent of the existing concrete pillars that had been built for the failed Hopewell project. The SRT has hired a consulting firm to survey the usability of these existing structures. Completion is scheduled for 2016. The company will also construct two stations that were added later to the project plan. Hence, the company will be building six stations: Bang Khen, Thoong Song Hong, Lak Si, Karn Kaeha, Don Mueang, and Rangsit, along with the foundations for the planned Wat Samian Nari and Lak Hok stations. The Red Line mass transit system project is a planned commuter rail service for the Bangkok Metropolitan Region by SRT.