First component of Penang Transport Master Plan now with SPAD, state exco says

State executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow said the proposed plan for the Light Railway Transit (LRT) railway linking Komtar and Bayan Lepas was submitted on March 29. ― Picture by K.E. Ooi
State executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow said the proposed plan for the Light Railway Transit (LRT) railway linking Komtar and Bayan Lepas was submitted on March 29. ― Picture by K.E. Ooi

GEORGE TOWN, April 1 — The first component of the Penang Transport Master Plan (TMP) has been submitted to the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) for approval, state executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow announced today.

The local government and traffic management committee chairman said the proposed plan for the Light Railway Transit (LRT) railway linking Komtar and Bayan Lepas was submitted on March 29.

“It was officially submitted through the state secretary on March 29 and this marks a significant milestone for the project,” he told reporters at the launch of the TMP website today.

The massive RM27 billion TMP is the Pakatan Harapan state government’s proposed solution to the traffic woes in Penang.

The project involved an integrated transportation system of highways, LRT lines, bus services, ferries and water taxies.

Today, the Penang state government launched the TMP website, atpgmasterplan.penang.gov.my, to allow for easy access by the public to the massive infrastructure project along with two other projects, the proposed undersea tunnel by Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd and sky cab by MRCB.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who launched the website, said it is part of the public engagement process for the public to access, view and give feedback on all these infrastructure projects.

He said all information on TMP, the undersea tunnel and the sky cab are uploaded into the website so anyone from anywhere in the world can easily access it.

Chow said the public can submit their feedback directly through the website or by email.

“This is part of our stakeholders engagement process to allow the public more chance to fully understand these projects and give their feedback,” he said.

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