Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Express Rail Link service to be extended to Seremban and Port Dickson

The Express Rail Link (ERL) fast train service connecting Kuala Lumpur Sentral and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) will be extended to Seremban and Port Dickson.

Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan said today that as a policy, the proposal was agreed upon by the federal government at the National Council on Physical Planning in November last year.

Mohamad said the meeting also announced that Nilai and Seremban would be part of the Greater Klang Valley.

A committee in the Housing and Local Government Ministry had been directed to prepare a working paper on the proposal to be submitted to the Cabinet, he said.

Mohamad said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi wanted to see all three areas in the state being developed to ease the congestion in the Klang Valley, especially that affecting the housing and industry sectors.

Land is currently expensive in the Klang Valley, making it less practical for housing and industrial development, he said.

In comparison, he added, land in Negeri Sembilan is still cheap and its proximity to the Klang Valley is supported by a fast and efficient transport system.

Source : NST
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