Of course the highlight of the TMP is the LRT and monorail in Penang. As part of the state government’s effort to overcome traffic congestion, the LRT and monorail projects in Penang is approved. Penangites will now be able enjoy better public transport with this approval.
The railway scheme covers both the island and mainland, with one LRT and two monorail lines on the island, one LRT line across the sea linking both sides of Penang, and a bus rapid transit (BRT) system.
Local government exco member Chow Kon Yeow said the priority for the railway scheme will be the light rail transit
(LRT) line linking Komtar in the city centre of George Town and the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas. This project, he said, would be Phase One of the railway scheme and treated as a priority project. The construction of the LRT is expected to start in 2018 and take 6 years to complete.
Article written by Kaygam