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Committee Established to Plan Public Transportation System

SHAH ALAM, 29 Nov: A committee consisting of the Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) together with the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will be established in efforts to plan the public transportation system in Selangor.

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The Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, said that although the land public transportation plan is under the jurisdiction of the SPAD however the state government will always cooperate by giving their views and feedback on the plans made.

He said the state government through the Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) also provides the Selangor Structure Plan 2035 focuses on enhancing and expanding the use of public transport within the integrated public transport.

“The draft of the plan will be presented soon to the state planning department to be reviewed and for approval,” he said when answering queries from the Assemblyman of Kajang, Lee Chin Cheh, on the master plan of the state transportation system at the Selangor State Assembly session today.

Abdul Khalid said that the SPAD has also prepared the draft of the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley Public Transport Master Plan which is the master plan for land transport facilities which includes transportation that is rail-based, buses and taxis.

He said that discussions and feedback on the draft, especially in the context of Selangor, has already been implemented through the organising of a workshop in March last year.

“The state government has also adopted the approach to set up the Public Transport Master Committee which is administered by the SPAD and chaired by the Selangor UPEN Director.

“It is to discuss issues and problems of public transportation in Selangor, and the implementation of projects related to public transport,” he said.


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