Johor to Present Light Rail Transit (LRT) Proposal to Federal Government After Nov 30

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The Johor state government is planning to present a working paper on the proposal to implement a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system in the state to the federal government after November 30. This significant move is part of the state’s effort to enhance its transportation infrastructure and cater to the increasing needs of its residents.

The decision was revealed by Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh, the State Works, Transportation, and Infrastructure Committee chairman. He stated that a meeting is scheduled for November 30, which will bring together various relevant agencies to discuss and refine the proposal for the LRT project.

The comprehensive study for the proposed LRT project will involve collaboration with agencies such as the Johor Public Transport Corporation (PAJ) and the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda). The project, spanning nearly 30 kilometers and featuring three lines (Tebrau, Skudai, and Iskandar Puteri), is estimated to cost RM20 billion.


Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi, while tabling the state budget for 2024, emphasized the urgency of implementing the high-speed railway (HSR) and LRT projects. These projects are seen as critical components to complete the ecosystem for Johor as a main investment destination in the region.

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