The light rail transit service (LRT) is planned for Ipoh as a proposal for the future in line with development which has been carried out.
Mayor, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin said that the LRT service for Ipoh is a long-term plan outlined as preparation for upcoming development.
According to him, even though it is not implemented in the near future, its planning towards that direction needs to be done from now.
“We cannot be too far behind, thus we must plan for future needs.
“However, the LRT project will only be developed after 2035, when the infrastructure works have been completed,” he explained.
He said so during an event celebrating the delegation of Terengganu Journalist Club at Lost World of Tambun yesterday.
The LRT for the city is planned as an effort to overcome congestion and improve public facilities in the future.
According to the Local Plan Draft of Ipoh City 2035 issued by the Ipoh City Council (MBI), the proposal involves two routes with 16 stations each.
A total of 28 LRT stations are proposed to be developed in Ipoh with an overall distance of 58km.
The matter was highlighted by Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin binti Dato’ Mohammed Radzi during the recent Publicity and Public Participation Programme for the Local Plan Draft of Ipoh 2035 and the launch of the Branding and Action Plan of Greater Ipoh Tourism Territory.