Iskandar Malaysia to get RM1.23b inter-city commuter train

JOHOR BAHRU: The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) has given the go-ahead for the proposed RM1.23 billion modern inter-city commuter train service network in Iskandar Malaysia.

The train service will have an annual ridership of over 30 million.

Metropolitan Commuter Network Sdn Bhd, a tie-up between KUB Malaysia Bhd and Malaysia Steel Works (KL) Bhd, will undertake the job.

Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said the project was in line with the targets set by the National Key Result Areas (NKRAs) under the Economic Transformation Plan (ETP) and Iskandar Malaysia transportation blueprint.

"The communter service is indeed a timely investment which will coincide with Iskandar Malaysia's tipping point of 2012 and all major commercial developments are to benefit from the commuter service," he said. — Bernama

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