Johor Bahru LRT – proposal to be despatched to federal gov’t


Johor Bahru LRT – proposal to be sent to federal gov’t

The Johor state authorities says it’s set to submit a proposal for the development of a lightweight rail transit (LRT) system in Johor Bahru to the federal authorities within the close to future, Berita Harian studies.

In line with the chairman of the Johor public works, transport and infrastructure committee, Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh, the Johor authorities is fearful about congestion in Johor Bahru, which is changing into crucial. He stated site visitors, particularly within the metropolis centre, could be amplified additional when the Johor Bahru-Singapore Fast Transit System (RTS) mission begins working in 2027 as scheduled, prompting the plan for a LRT system.

“The LRT is an acceptable transport technique as a site visitors dispersal measure along with coordinating the transport system in JB metropolis centre when the RTS and the Gemas-Johor Bahru electrical prepare system (ETS) twin observe mission begins working in 2027 and 2025 respectively,” he stated.

“In line with the preliminary research executed, Johor Bahru wants three LRT strains, particularly the Skudai, Tebrau and Iskandar Puteri strains, involving a route of about 30 km. In reality, the research has already been accomplished and I’ll study one of the best and most fitted proposals produced by state companies earlier than we hand them over to the federal authorities for analysis,” he stated.

Johor Bahru LRT – proposal to be sent to federal gov’t

Mohamad Fazli, who can also be a member of the Bukit Pasir State legislative meeting, additionally stated that the proposed LRT implementation in Johor Bahru has been talked about a number of occasions by the Johor authorities and transport minister Anthony Loke.

He stated the institution of the Johor-Singapore particular financial zone (SEZ) and the Forest Metropolis particular monetary zone (SFZ) additionally required a extra built-in transport system to make the transport community of the respective zones simpler.

“The JB LRT is likely one of the best programs to beat crucial congestion on this metropolis with the state authorities receiving many opinions and ideas from transport consultants to ascertain the service system, to not point out that it’s appropriate to be developed in city areas,” he stated.

Johor isn’t the one state pushing for an LRT to be constructed, as a result of the Penang state authorities additionally has plans for a LRT mission. The proposed 26.8 km-long line, geared toward linking Penang island to the mainland, will join Komtar and Bayan Lepas with 23 stations.

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