When Singapore first started back in 1987 i remember riding the brand spanking new train in awe thinking of wow, if only we had this back home there would be much less traffic. Many many years later, the LRT made its debut here in Malaysia. It runs parallel with the KTM Komuter service service the city’ public transport system with the buses hitting the roads.
I for one felt that it was not good enough, there was still huge numbers of cars on the road and the poor service, not so frequent service and the always delaying KTM Komuter service didn’t do enough. So almost 25 years after our friendly neighbors, the government of Malaysia has decided to bring the MRT to Malaysia.
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If you were told that the government is considering to build a LRT station to your neighboorhood what would your reaction be? Happy? Well, thats what i would think at first but after some deliberation, you will considering various factors ie- traffic jams,parking,noise??
Subang Jaya residents have that very problem. The government have proposed new tracks into Subang and the residents are coming together to look at all factors before they are put through 3-5 years of build time and eventually the trains bracing their neighborhood.
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Its long overdue!! Finally the current rail transit is going to be expanded. If you have been on a train as early as 7am till about 10am and then in the evenings, you would definitely know how congested the train services are! This only translate to one thing, the people want to take the public transportation and reduce the traffic congestions on the road. But why till now?
Poor planning and poor leadership is the only obvious problems. Any other problems(ie no money,bla bla) are pure excuses. If we cans send a space tourist up for that much money or waste on the ink that we never used for the elections, this is a small gamble.
The new rail line which will start construction end of this year will cover Kota Damansara till Cheras and expected to be completed in 3-4 years time.
More good news,the Government is also trying to get extensions to the Kelana Jaya and Ampang Lines started.The extensions will cover Subang Jaya, USJ, Kinrara and Puchong and meet at Putra Height