13 Jun '18, 2pm

German transport engineer: Penang making 'serious mistake' with elevated LRT

German transport engineer: Penang making 'serious mistake' with elevated LRT

31 SHARES Whatsapp Facebook Twitter Email RSS feed Print German urban planner Alex Koenig warns that Penang is about to make “two serious professional mistakes” as it plunges headlong into SRS Consortium’s proposal for an RM8bn elevated LRT system from Penang airport in southern Penang Island to Komtar in the George Town city centre. “I can’t remember any other city in the world doing such nonsense,” he says, of the plan to abruptly end the line in the city centre. Alex, who was employed by Lahmeyer international, the biggest engineering consultancy firm in Germany, in the 1980s as a transport engineer, believes such mistakes will prove costly in the long-run. Let’s hear what he has to say: Previously I commented on the Penang transport masterplan’s elevated LRT and was not taken seriously. I repeat two serious professional mistakes (are being made): 1. To get electricity ...

Full article: http://anilnetto.com/society/public-transport/german-tran...

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