12 Aug '18, 1am

Why Penang’s expensive LRT plan must be reviewed -

Why Penang’s expensive LRT plan must be reviewed -

5 SHARES Whatsapp Facebook Twitter Email RSS feed Print This is the fifth article in a series to explain why the Penang state government should get an independent review of the Penang transport masterplan. It was written by Dr Ahmad Hilmy, an associate professor at USM (Technology cluster — transport system) and Dr Lim Mah Hui, a former professor, international banker and Penang Island city councillor. Much has been said about the Penang state government prioritising the construction of a light rail transit (LRT) system from George Town to the Penang International Airport. This is part of several other mega infrastructure projects under an altered version of the Penang transport masterplan, which ballooned from RM27bn under Halcrow to RM46bn under SRS Consortium. What has not been aptly explained is why the state has chosen the LRT, which is not only much more expensive to...

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