Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Penang to have Special Transport Unit

A SPECIAL transport unit will be set up as one of the measures to improve traffic flow.

Penang Local Government and Traffic Management Cpommittee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the unit would be placed under the State Secretariat.

“There aren’t many bodies to support the (main state) committee in carrying out our duties except for the state Public Works, Utilities and Transportation Committee and a few officers from the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) traffic department.

“Last month, we formed a transport council comprising experts from various fields. They already started work but will only be officially appointed next month.

“Next, we will then set up a special transportation unit to assist the state,” he said.

MPPP is conducting a small-scale study on certain areas to improve traffic flow in the state.

“We are calling for a tender for the study. This is a short-term measure until our transportation master plan is ready,” he said, adding that the master plan was necessary to provide a clear direction for the state.

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