East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), a national project to build a new railway connecting East Coast states to the Greater Klang Valley region saw its Public Inspection exercise officially launched by the Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak today at Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD)’s headquarters in Platinum Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral. The launch officially kick-started a three-month Public Inspection period of the ECRL’s railway scheme, which received conditional approval from SPAD on 2 March 2017.
The Public Inspection session will feature the proposed alignment from the Integrated Transport Terminal (ITT) Gombak to Wakaf Bharu comprising 23 stations running along 600.3 km of track routes, locations of the interchange stations with existing railway lines in Peninsular Malaysia and other project details.
In addition to the display at SPAD’s Headquarters, a series of Public Inspection sessions will be carried out at 38 high traffic locations including the district offices in Kota Bharu, Tumpat, Bachok, Pasir Putih, Besut, Setiu, Kuala Terengganu, Hulu Terengganu, Marang, Kemaman, Dungun, Kuantan, Maran, Temerloh and Bentong from 8 March 2017 to 5 June 2017.
The main purpose of the public inspection, which is a requirement under Section 84 of the Land Public Transport Act 2010, is to provide an avenue for the public to convey feedback on the proposed project. The display also aims to educate the public on the socio-economic benefits of the ECRL project for the nation.
Malaysia Rail Link Sdn. Bhd. (MRL), which has been tasked to undertake the construction and implementation of the ECRL Project, has provided a toll-free helpline number at 1800-222-524 to assist the public in getting information as well as to provide any input and feedback. Alternatively, the public may also visit www.mrl.com.my or email MRL at firstname.lastname@example.org