Penang Govt Submits LRT Proposal To SPAD

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GEORGE TOWN, April 1 – Penang state government has submitted its proposal on the first line of the Bayan Lepas light rail transit (LRT) project the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) for approval. State Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the official application was submitted through the State Secretary’s office last Tuesday to SPAD.

“This is the first line of the LRT project under the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) from Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (Komtar) to Bayan Lepas,” he told reporters after the launching of the Penang Transport Master Plan website by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng here today.

However, according to the preliminary railway scheme, the alignment will start from Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (Komtar) pass through Jelutong, Gelugor, Bayan Baru, Bayan Lepas, Penang International Airport before it ends at the proposed Penang South Reclamation site.

In the meantime, it has also stated that the feasibility study was conducted in 2014 and this was followed by the reviews and also the engagement with the key of stakeholders while the state government had granted the approval in principle on Jan 13 this year. 

It was reported earlier that the state government had appointed the SRS Consortium, a joint-venture comprising Gamuda, Ideal Property Development Sdn Bhd and Loh Phoy Yen Holdings Sdn Bhd, as the Project Delivery Partner for the PTMP projects. The RM27 billion PTMP projects also consist of a 6.5-kilometre undersea tunnel, three highways and Penang Sky Cab.

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