Penang LRT project gets welcoming results

By TIN Media | Penang News Published 7 months ago on 28 November 2019
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PENANG:

The government of Penang today announced that the three-month Light Rail Transit (LRT) public display session had received 23218 public feedback.

Chief Chow Kon Yeow said the public show ended on 19 November and the majority of those filled in forms for proposals for the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) gave positive feedback about the KOMTAR-Bayan Lepas project planned for LRT.

"We have received 23,218 feedback forms that have supported the project for a total of 22,678, or 97,67%, while 540 did not agree", he said to reporters here today.

The state government has reportedly started the process of public display of the LRT project from August 19 to November 19.The three KOMTAR rates APAD, Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) in Bandar Perda and the Kuala Lumpur APAD Office were also able to conduct public exams.

Additionally, mobile display centers would also be in service to include six other sites following different times, including Tesco E-Gate, the International Airport of Penang, Sunshine Square and the Sungai Nibong bus terminal.

The 29.9 km LRT project will cost about RM 8 billion, with 27 stations starting from KOMTAR via Penang International Airport and to three man-made islands South of Penang.

The plan was initiated under the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) by the state government to overcome the problem of traffic congestion in the state with an estimated cost of RM46 billion.


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