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Aside from the KTM freight line, there are also proposals for two new LRT routes from Rawang to Shah Alam, and another one from Shah Alam to Putrajaya. — Pic courtesy of MyRapidAside from the KTM freight line, there are also proposals for two new LRT routes from Rawang to Shah Alam, and another one from Shah Alam to Putrajaya. — Pic courtesy of MyRapidKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 — The Selangor government’s transportation master plan is targeting to provide public transport access over 446km across the state by 2035, at an expected cost of RM64 billion.

The master plan, currently on public display but not yet online, will see it lobbying the federal government for 316km of light rail transit (LRT), buss rapid transit (BRT), personal rapid transit (PRT), mass rapid transit (MRT) and a new KTM freight line.

The remaining distance overlaps with the Land Public Transportation Commission (SPAD)’s master plan, which means funding is already definite for the routes via the federal government.

Prominent transportation planning consultant Goh Bok Yen briefed members of real estate federation Fiabci Malaysia regarding Selangor’s newly-formulated, long-term plans here this morning.

There are 12 proposals by the state government, key among which is the state’s aim to also introduce “circle lines” of public transportation modes in the state’s main financial hub, Petaling Jaya.

This includes a proposal to introduce Malaysia’s first Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) within a small radius in Petaling Jaya.

The state’s master plan also significantly expands the greater Kuala Lumpur or Klang Valley radius, connecting townships such as Rawang and extends to Selangor-Negeri Sembilan border towns such as Nilai and Labu.

Aside from the KTM freight line, there are also proposals for two new LRT routes from Rawang to Shah Alam, and another one from Shah Alam to Putrajaya.

The rest of the proposals are extensions of existing LRT, MRT, and BRT routes set by the federal government.

The implementation will take place based on which areas have “immediate demand” for public transportation access, Goh said.

“The state have also said that they are ready to welcome foreign investors to develop townships along the routes,” he said.

The master plan was only approved by the state Economic Action Council (MTES) in August.

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